March 25, 2014
Toyo Tires is rolling out three new tires this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.
Toyo says these premium products are designed to enhance the driving capabilities of medium-duty trucks and include the SmartWay verified M177 regional to long-haul steer tire; the M170 regional steer tire; and the M920 drive traction tire for regional and long-haul trucking. Featuring Toyo Tires’ proprietary e-balance technology, Toyo says these tires deliver improved tire life, endurance, and retreadability plus reduced rolling resistance and irregular wear.
“Toyo Tires is focused on delivering innovative new tire products to the commercial trucking industry,” says Lowell Slimp, senior product manager, commercial truck tires, Toyo Tire USA. “Both fleets and independent operators will benefit from our wide range of premium products that deliver extended tire life and exceptional retreadability while minimizing fuel consumption.”
The M177 is a U.S. EPA SmartWay verified, premium low-rolling resistance steer tire designed for use in regional to long-haul applications. Also suitable for use on a trailer position, Toyo says the M177 is available in both G and H load ratings in the following sizes: 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5.
The M170 is a regional steer tire that is capable of being used in all wheel positions. Toyo says it features a durable compound and increased tread volume as well as improved bead durability and improved wear. These features result in a longer tire life and smoother drive. Current sizes are an 11R22.5 and a 12R22.5, both with an H load range, Toyo says.
The premium M920 drive traction tire is a ‘must have’ for trucks that require all-season capabilities to deliver loads in any weather condition, the company says. Designed for regional and long-haul applications, it features wide, staggered tread blocks for improved traction and performance. The M920 is currently available in a 245/70R19.5 and an 11R22.5, with plans to expand the line-up later this year.
Toyo says it will be exhibiting the new tires at booth #32895 this week in Louisville.