Yokohama Tire’s latest commercial product — the 121T — is now available in the U.S. The 121T is specifically engineered for trailer use only. The new tire is severe snow service-rated in all weather conditions and is offered in sizes 215/75R17.5 and 235/75R17.5.
“The 121T is truly a regional trailer tire for all seasons,” says Tom Clauer, Yokohama senior manager of commercial product planning. “Its distinctive tread pattern and rigid shoulder design are ideal for use in drop-deck and heavy-haul trailer applications, no matter the weather conditions.”
Yokohama says the benefits of the 121T include:
- Fuel savings: The three-groove tread pattern assures reduced rolling resistance and pattern noise for a quiet, fuel-efficient ride.
- Top-notch traction: Serpentine grooves efficiently remove water from beneath the tread and maximize traction on wet and snowy roads. Plus, precisely engineered concave lug features provide additional traction under wet or slippery conditions.
- Enhanced durability: The ridged shoulder design reduces the chances for shoulder step-down wear and improves straight line stability. Additionally, the funnel-shaped step grooves prevent stones and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where casing damage occurs.