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Yokohama to debut SmartWay-verified wide base drive tire

Jan. 28, 2013

Yokohama Tire will formally debut a new ultra wide base drive tire at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, March 21-23 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY.

The TY517 has already been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its SmartWay list of verified technologies. It is the ninth Yokohama tire to be added to the list.

According to Yokohama, the TY517 offers superior traction, along with long, even wear. Its advanced profile contributes to the TY517’s durability for increased retreadability.

It is now available in size 445/50R22.5.

“The TY517 meets the SmartWay program’s stringent verified low rolling resistance criteria because it runs cooler and helps reduce fuel consumption, which cuts costs for fleets and benefits the environment,” said Rick Phillips, Yokohama’s director of commercial sales. “We’re proud to be recognized by the EPA for our environmental initiatives and look forward to being part of the SmartWay program for years to come.”

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