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Yokohama Tire Corporation Launches New 108R™ Regional All-position/Steer Tire

Yokohama Tire Corporation Launches New 108R™ Regional All-position/Steer Tire

SANTA ANA, CA (April 1, 2016) – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s new 108Rregional all-position/steer tire is now available to fleets in the U.S. and Canada. SmartWay®-verified, the 108R comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5, 11R24.5 and 11R22.5.

“The 108R will give fleets a competitive edge for extended regional-haul and urban high-scrub applications,” said Dan Funkhouser, Yokohama director of commercial dealer sales. “Thanks to its deep, 22/32nd tread depth and 16-ply construction, the 108R will consistently deliver more miles and more profits.”

Benefits of the 108R include:


-- Longer service, achieved via a five-rib tread design, which offers longer, more stable service life while enhancing water dispersion and overall traction on the road.


-- Maximum durability from Yokohama’s special STEM-2 (StrainEnergy Minimization) technology, which extends the life of the casing by directing normally destructive stress forces away from critical bead and shoulder areas, minimizing flex in the casing.  Additionally, a sidewall abrasion guard reduces damage caused by accidental curbing and scrubbing in urban applications, and rock shield platforms keep rocks and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where they can cause premature casing damage.


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.

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