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Yokohama Tire Corporation to Debut Three OTR Radial Tires at MINExpo, September 24-26 - Booth #8271

September 06, 2012

FULLERTON, CA. – (Sept. 5, 2012) – Yokohama Tire Corporation is debuting three OTR (off-the-road) radial tires at the 2012 MINExpo International trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tires – the RL45™, RB42™ and RL51™ – will be part of Yokohama’s booth (#8271) at the show, which runs September 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

MINExpo only comes around every four years and is the largest mining show in the world,” said Gary Nash, Yokohama vice president, OTR Sales. “It attracts about 50,000 attendees and is absolutely the best place to launch our new OTR tires.”

The new tires are:

-- RB42™: Designed for dump trucks and soft and/or loose surfaces such as mud, sand, gravel and rocks. Features include an extra-deep tread for improved traction and tread life; large center blocks that increase resistance to cuts and improve overall wear; and a zig-zag groove pattern for better traction: Sizes: 18.00R33, 24.00R35, 27.00R49 (with cut protected compound) and 27.00R49 (with regular compound).

-- RL45™: Made for articulated dump trucks, loaders and underground vehicles. Highlights: the deep tread offers longer wear while adding stability; the non-directional block pattern provides abrasion and cut resistance; and it has excellent traction, side-cut protection and improved ride comfort. Sizes: 26.5R25 E2 and 26.5R25 L1.

-- RL51™: Grader tire for mining and construction that features side-cut protection and offers outstanding traction and a long tread life. Size: 23.5R25.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes the all-new AVID Ascend® – the first mass-market tire using Yokohama’s breakthrough orange oil technology – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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