LOUISVILLE. Toyo Tire has added a new tool to the arsenal of fleets faced running vehicles in high-scrub applications, such as refuse. The M153 regional and urban heavy-duty steer tire was introduced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
With a regroovable 26/32 in. tread, the M153 is designed for superior wear performance and excellent durability with a 10,000 lb. load-carrying capacity. One of many features, Toyo explained, is a unique buttress protector designed to reduce cutting and curb damage to the sidewall. The tire features Toyo’s e-balance technology to provide optimum wear performance.
“The new Toyo M153 is an ideal steer tire for trucks subjected to heavy duty use,” said Lowell Slimp, senior product manager, commercial truck tires, Toyo Tire USA Corp. “Its combination of design elements along with an extra deep tread, allows it to handle the punishment normally associated with refuse operations.”