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Yokohama debuts 720R for regional delivery operations

Feb. 2, 2022
New 19.5-in. drive tire is N-speed-rated and is engineered for pickups and last-mile delivery operations

Yokohama Tire Corp. has added a new commercial tire to its expanding lineup: the 720R, which is a 19.5-inch, N-speed-rated drive tire engineered for pickup trucks and last-mile delivery operations.

The tire is being offered in a 225/70R/19.5 size and is now available in the U.S., according to Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning.

See also: Yokohama increases commercial tire prices

“The 720R is designed for fast-paced businesses,” Clauer said. “Its deep tread design is built to last and provides year-round traction for outstanding maneuverability in urban environments.”

The 720R has high-speed capabilities, a Yokohama release said, thanks to an all-new casing design and its N-speed rating, allowing for speeds up to 87 mph.

It also has exceptional traction, according to the company release, with wide lateral grooves that run diagonally across the center rib for improved traction in rain and snow. Plus, deep open shoulder lug grooves provide high traction and fight irregular wear, while the serpentine grooves efficiently evacuate water to provide confident wet traction throughout the life of the original tire, the release said. Also, the 18/32-in. original tread depth provides aggressive traction and longer wear without sacrificing fuel efficiency.

The 720R also is built to last, Yokohama said, as its sidewall protection reduces damage caused by curbing and scrubbing in typical urban operations, and the funnel-shaped grooves prevent stones and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove, where damage to the casing can occur.

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