LOUISVILLE. Toyo Tires is debuting three new tires this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.
The premium tires are the SmartWay-verified M177 regional to long-haul steer tire; the M170 regional steer tire; and the M920 drive traction tire for regional and long-haul trucking.
All the tires feature Toyo Tires’ proprietary e-balance technology and deliver improved tire life, endurance, and retreadability plus reduced rolling resistance and irregular wear, Toyo said.
The M177 offers fuel efficiency, durability and enhanced retreadability that make it a good fit for any fleet operation, Toyo said. Also suitable for use on a trailer position, the M177 is available in both G and H load ratings in the following sizes: 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5.
The M170 regional steer tire is for use in all wheel positions and features a durable compound and increased tread volume as well as improved bead durability and improved wear. These features result in a longer tire life and smoother drive, Toyo pointed out. Current sizes available are 11R22.5 and 12R22.5, both with an H load range.
The M920 is an all-season drive traction tire. Designed for regional and long-haul applications, it features wide, staggered tread blocks for improved traction and performance while additional features assist in excellent wet performance, longer tire life and reduced irregular wear, the company said. The M920 is currently available in a 245/70R19.5 and an 11R22.5, with plans to expand the line-up later this year.
“Toyo Tires is focused on delivering innovative new tire products to the commercial trucking industry,” said Lowell Slimp, senior product manager, commercial truck tires. “Both fleets and independent operators will benefit from our wide range of premium products that deliver extended tire life and exceptional retreadability while minimizing fuel consumption.”