Yokohama is going the extra-mile—literally—to help the bottom line for fleets and independent drivers with the launch of two new super fuel-efficient trailer tires: the BluEarth® 109L and BluEarth® 109L ultra wide base (UWB).
Available March 1, 2018, in the U.S. and Canada, the two SmartWay®-verified tires will also be on display in the Yokohama booth (#2821) at the TMC show in Atlanta, Georgia, March 5-8.
Manufactured in Yokohama’s new plant in West Point, Mississippi, the 109L will be available in four sizes – 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5 – while the ultra wide based version will be offered in a 445/50R22.5.
“Fuel-efficiency is always top-of-mind for fleets and drivers,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama Tire’s manager of commercial and OTR product planning. “Both the 109L and 109L UWB have Yokohama’s environmentally friendly BluEarth designation, which means they’ve been engineered for the utmost fuel-savings and performance.”
Clauer described the 109L UWB as “Yokohama’s most fuel-efficient trailer tire…ever.” Benefits of the 109L UWB include:
-- Superb fuel-saving performance is achieved by a state-of-the-art compound that provides one of the lowest RRCs in the category without sacrificing treadwear. Also, an optimized tread pattern with seven circumferential grooves rolls smoothly for improved fuel-efficiency, and a highly durable zero-degree belt assures a consistently stable footprint for long, even wear.
-- Improved traction and service life is a reality thanks to optimized sipes which greatly improve traction for powerful braking in acclimate weather. Plus, the casing construction is so tough, the 109L UWB is backed by a six-year, three-retread warranty.
Benefits of the 109L—which Clauer said is not only fuel-efficient, but incredibly durable as well—include:
-- Robust construction is provided by Yokohama’s all-new advanced stress control groove design, which resists shoulder damage from sharp turns or accidental curbing. Additionally, the innovative tread pattern fights scaling in lateral slides (common in tight maneuvers), and thanks to the ultra-durable casing, all sizes of the 109L are backed by a seven-year, unlimited tread warranty.
-- Enhanced fuel-efficiency is insured by Yokohama’s advanced compound that fends-off wear, as well as compact tread blocks that roll smoothly for great fuel savings, while the five-rib design assures superior traction.
More details on Yokohama’s commercial tires at www.Yokohamatruck.com.
About Yokohama Tire Corporation
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 an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes 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 broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.
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