Yokohama launches new 108R regional all-position/steer tire

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Yokohama Tire Corporation’s new 108R regional all-position/steer tire is now available to fleets in the USA and Canada. SmartWay-verified, the 108R comes in sizes 295/75 R22.5, 285/75 R24.5, 11 R24.5 and 11 R22.5.

Dan Funkhouser, Yokohama’s director of commercial dealer sales, said, “The 108R will give fleets a competitive edge for extended regional-haul and urban high-scrub applications. Thanks to its deep, 22/32in tread depth and 16-ply construction, the 108R will consistently deliver more miles and more profits.”

This tire is said to offer a longer service life, achieved via a five-rib tread design, which also enhances water dispersion and overall traction on the road.

Yokohama’s STEM-2 (strain energy minimization) technology, which extends the life of the casing by directing normally destructive stress forces away from critical bead and shoulder areas, minimizing flex in the casing. Additionally, a sidewall abrasion guard reduces damage caused by accidental curbing and scrubbing in urban applications, and rock shield platforms keep rocks and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where they can cause premature casing damage.

April 12, 2016

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