Toyo debuts new tires
Designed for use on long haul, over-the-highway commercial applications, Toyo says the M137 is designed to deliver more miles for operators driving coast-to-coast.
This EPA SmartWay verified tire uses e-balance technology and stiffer construction to improve tire life and endurance as well as resist irregular wear and reduce fuel consumption, the company says. An innovative casing profile minimizes growth of the tread and maintains a more uniform and flatter tread radius to also improve the life of the tire. Smooth wear and extended tire life are also aided by a new tread design that creates even contact pressure distribution across the tread surface, the company says. The two sizes offered in 16-ply are 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5.
“Some modern truck designs have heavier front axles that result in more weight and more wear and tear on the tires. In response to that trend, Toyo Tires now produces two sizes of the premium M137 steer for long haul fleets in a 16-ply,” says Lowell Slimp, senior product manager, commercial truck tires, Toyo Tires. “Our 16-ply M137 features an increased load-carrying capacity to handle the higher weight. Additional benefits include improved wear performance, improved durability and a reduction in road noise through the life of the tire.”