Yokohama Unveils New Commercial Tire Sizes
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The 124R is a long-lasting radial tire designed for regional pickup and delivery fleets. The three new sizes bring the total for this tire set to 12. The 714R is an open-shoulder drive tire designed for urban delivery applications. It has one new size, raising its total to four. Yokohama said that both meets the industry’s required performance criteria for severe snow.
“The 124R is built for lasting value,” said Tom Clauer, senior manager of commercial product planning at Yokohama. “It delivers fleets a boost to their bottom line with longer original tread life and year-round performance.”
The 124R includes deep sipes to create traction and help with wet and snow braking. It also has an extra-wide tread to promote better dispersal of contact pressure to extend tread life. In addition, rigid shoulder ribs step-down wear and enhance driving stability.
“The 714R features sturdy construction and outstanding fuel efficiency, making it the perfect addition to any pickup and delivery fleet,” Clauer said. “With its wide shoulder grooves, which provide outstanding wet and snow traction, you’ll never miss a stop.”
The 714R includes open shoulder grooves to provide traction in wet or snow conditions. It also has a wide tread pattern for ground contact pressure to help promote a long tread life cycle. The funnel-shaped step grooves were designed to prevent stones and other debris from getting lodged in the tire, which was designed to lower rolling resistance for improved fuel efficiency.
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