Yokohama Tire Corporation announced the introduction of its first-ever BluEarth commercial tire, the BluEarth 709L ultra-wide base (UWB) drive tire. SmartWay-verified and designed for maximum fuel efficiency, the 709L is available now in size 445/50R22.5.
“The BluEarth designation reflects Yokohama’s most advanced environmental technologies, and the BluEarth 709L UWB definitely fits the bill,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama Tire senior director of tire business planning, product planning and sales operations. “It’s been engineered to be our most fuel-efficient drive tire yet with exceptional performance. Along with superior tread life and a highly durable casing, the BluEarth 709L UWB will provide extraordinary service for our fleet customers and operators throughout the country.”
According to the company, benefits of the BluEarth 709L UWB, which has a six-year, three retread warranty, include:
- Fuel economy, achieved by Yokohama’s advanced compound that is resistant to heat build-up, and an original tread depth of 24/32” for excellent low rolling resistance.
- Traction, especially in wet or snowy conditions (without sacrificing rolling resistance), derived from a specialized directional tread pattern.
- Extended service life due to a zero-degree belt, which creates a stable footprint for long, even wear. Special funnel-shaped grooves prevent stones and other debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where casing damage can occur.