Toyo Tire U.S.A. introduces the new Toyo M588 heavy-duty on/off-road drive tire. Toyo says the M588 is built for severe service applications including oil, gas, mining, and logging operations.
A 33/32 in. tread depth and special cut and chip resistant compound combined with a competitive acquisition point make the M588 the leading value alternative for severe-use vehicles, the company says.
Built to be durable, Toyo says the M588 handles the harshest elements such as scoria and caliche roads, snow and mud. Its appearance is that of toughness, as aggressive side protectors are molded into the sidewall of the tire. They protect the tire from cut damage by rocks, and from the continued use of snow chains in severe winter regions.
Additionally, the M588’s unique tread block arrangement is a high-void design that Toyo says provides excellent mud and snow traction. Aiding in the traction is special siping on top of the tread blocks. Between the blocks and inside the grooves, several features such as stone ejectors and mud breakers add to the performance of this on/off-road drive tire. Angled inline lateral grooves, also between the tread blocks, help evacuate packed mud and prevent snow chains from dropping into the grooves, the company says.
Toyo says two 16-ply sizes are available with the new M588, an 11R22.5, and an 11R24.5.
“The M588 is an ideal solution for customers operating in tough and unforgiving conditions,” says Mike Graber, senior product manager for commercial tires, Toyo Tire U.S.A. “It is designed to take the abuse experienced in on/off road conditions such as oil fields and forestry applications.”