New Yokohama Drive Tire Now Available in US

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Yokohama Tire announced its new 716U ultra-wide-base weight-savings drive tire now is available in the U.S. in size 455/55R225.

“The 716U UWB is designed specifically for waste, recycle and on-/off-road severe service operations where maximizing payload capacity really counts,” Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning, said in a release.

The company cited among the tire’s benefits:

Yokohama 716U drive tire

Yokohama 716U drive tire (Yokohama Tire Co.)

• Compared with traditional duals, it reduces unsprung weight without compromising total carrying capacity, allowing for a larger payload per trip.

• Zig-zag grooves that enhance traction and wet-weather grip.

• An advanced compound that resists scrubbing, cutting and chipping for long, original tread life.

Yokohama Tire Corp. is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo-based The Yokohama Rubber Co. — Transport Topics

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