Toyo debuts new drive tire

Toyo Tire U.S.A. announces a new SmartWay verified drive tire, the Toyo M650, has been added to its commercial tire line-up.

The M650 is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions. The unique design and construction provide excellent traction and even wear while meeting the U.S. EPA standards for low rolling resistance, the company says.

The M650 was developed using Toyo’s proprietary E-balance technology, which optimizes design to offer extended casing life, exceptional durability, and reduced fuel consumption.

Performance and durability are also enhanced by tread design and construction, Toyo says. The rib/lug pattern has a deep tread depth of 28/32 in. for optimum performance in both wet and dry conditions, while tie bars on the shoulder bridge help reduce tread block movement.  Four steel belt construction braces the tread area for improved mileage, while providing resistance to irregular wear and contributing to the reduced rolling resistance, the company says.

“The new M650 combines drive traction with low rolling resistance for regional haul trucks,” says Lowell Slimp, senior product manager, commercial truck tires, Toyo Tire U.S.A. “This helps to further expand the SmartWay verified offerings from Toyo Tires, giving commercial truck operators a greater selection when outfitting their rigs to meet their specific needs.”

Toyo says operators also will appreciate the extended casing life and retreadability of the M650, thanks to an advanced casing design and unique compounding. This new SmartWay verified drive radial will fit 22.5-in. wheels.

In addition to the new M650 premium drive radial for regional haul service, Toyo Tires also offers the following SmartWay verified products: the M144 regional steer tire; the M177 steer tire for regional to long haul; the M137 steer tire for long haul; the M657 drive tire for regional to long haul; and the M157 trailer position free-rolling tire.

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