New sizes added to Yokohama’s urban/regional tire line-up

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Yokohama Tire Corporation has added four new sizes to its 104ZR urban/regional all-position/steer tire line-up. This includes sizes 225/70 R19.5, 245/70 R19.5, 265/70 R19.5 and 285/70 R19.5.

“The 104ZR is a true workhorse that’s designed to deliver longer treadwear, low rolling resistance and even wear, making it especially ideal for high scrub applications,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama Tire manager of commercial and OTR product planning.

The tire’s five-rib, full-depth tread pattern is said to provide a smooth and quiet ride. Yokohama’s serpentine groove pattern reduces premature shoulder step-down and irregular wear, preserving overall tread life. The 104ZR also employs Yokohama’s Zenvironment technology, which accurately predicts casing growth and helps with stabilized performance over the life of the tire, longer casing life and better retreadability.

Specialized compounds, which are stronger and more pliable, improve tread wear and lower rolling resistance.

Block-shaped stone defense ribs prevent stones from traveling to the bottom of the grooves, reducing casing damage by up to 25% to ensure greater durability and retreadability. Also, an ultra-wide top steel belt increases rigidity across the entire tread surface for enhanced durability and to avoid casing damage.

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