Yokohama to launch new tires at Mid-America Trucking Show

Yokohama Tire Corporation is launching two new commercial tires at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS): the TY517 ultra wide base drive tire and the RY407 ultra wide base trailer tire. Both will be showcased in Yokohama's booth (14124) at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, March 21-23.

"The two new tires highlight our latest technology in casing design, tread design and rubber compounding," said Rick Phillips, Yokohama's director of commercial sales.

Phillips said the TY517, which is a SmartWay-verified tire, "delivers outstanding traction, long, even wear, extraordinary durability and increased retreadability – all designed to cut the bottom line." It is available now in size 445/50R22.5.

The RY407, also a SmartWay-verified tire, features an ultra-low profile and "offers excellent fuel efficiency and significant weight savings, which add up to increased payloads. There's less weight because there's one tire and wheel assembly instead of two. And because of its unique design and construction, the RY407 is a very durable and a retreadable product." The RY407 is available now in size 445/50R22.5.

"We are excited to launch the two tires at MATS and their full production. They are both SmartWay-verified tires for low rolling resistance, which means that they will run cooler and help reduce fuel consumption. This, in turn, means lower costs for fleets while being environmentally-friendly," said Phillips.