TIRE APPLICATION

 

 

While the components of a tire determine its inherent performance characteristics, it is the correct application of the tire that guarantees a satisfied customer. Because of this, it is important to carefully consider all the factors that affect tire performance in an application: the size of the vehicle, its specific use, weather, road conditions, and terrain.

Conventional Tires

The taller sidewall allows for more flexibility to resist sidewall damage. Their higher static load radius allows for a smoother ride, while their higher diameter measurement delivers decreased rolling resistance.

Low-Profile Tire

Low-profile tires engineered with shorter, more responsive sidewalls, our low-profile tires ensure more uniform ground pressure resulting in less tread distortion. The lower height and lighter weight allow you to maximize your payload.

WIDE BASE Tires

Yokohama has developed wide base tires for on-road as well as off-road applications. They are especially cost-efficient in applications for heavy load-carrying vehicles.

ULTRA WIDE BASE Tires

Utilizing a unique casing that optimizes the operating profile to reduce strain energy, our ultra wide base tires provide better fuel efficiency, longer tread life, and unsurpassed retreadability.

YOKOHAMA COMMERCIAL PRODUCT LINE BY APPLICATION

Tire Identification

The following letters may be used as part of truck tire size designations to identify the type of service or rim for which the tire is designed.

LT

Identifies a light truck tire for service on trucks, buses, trailers, and multipurpose passenger vehicles for normal highway service and to be used on a 5-degree tapered bead seat or on a 15-degree bead seat rim.

TR

Differentiates certain tires from passenger car, light truck, and other vehicles that use similar designations but are designed to fit rims of different bead seat diameters.

ML

Identifies mining and logging tires used in intermittent highway service.

MH

Identifies tires for mobile homes.

NHS

Designates tires “not for highway service.”

ST

Indicates special tires for trailers in highway service.

HC

Designates tires for heavy trucks having 15-degree tapered bead seat rims of 17.5" diameter designated “HC.” The HC suffix differentiates these tires from light truck tires with 17.5" bead diameter.

EXPLANATION OF TRUCK TIRE DESIGNATIONS

Examples of light truck and commercial truck tire size designations.

TR* – Indicates a tire for rims having a specified rim diameter plus .156 or .250 • HC** – for use on “HC” rims • ML – Mining and Logging tires