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Look for Dual Service Markings on 5 OTR Tires From Yokohama

Posted on October 11, 2017

Yokohama Tire Corp. will offer five new OTR tires with dual service markings designed for loader and transport applications. 

Yokohama is debuting five OTR tires that feature dual markings for double the applications.
Yokohama is debuting five OTR tires that feature dual markings for double the applications.
The tires with the dual TRA code designations are the RB31, RT31/RT31+, RL31, RT41 and RL45. All will feature an E/L designation within the size on the sidewall.

“Dual service markings make a lot of sense because they allow the flexibility for one product to serve two separate service applications,” says Bruce Besancon, senior director of OTR sales for Yokohama.” That helps dealers consolidate inventory cost and space, and provides end users flexibility in multi-service, multi-equipment applications."

RB31: Features a tread pattern design with a non-directional block pattern that provides both abrasion resistance and traction on soft, sandy surfaces. Yokohama says it’s the only tire in its category with four steel belts for optimum puncture resistance. The tire is made for articulated dump trucks, scrapers and front-end loaders. It's available in sizes 20.5R25 E/L3, 23.5R25 E/L3, 26.5R25 E/L3 and 29.5R25 E/L3.

RT31/RT31+: This is a tough radial tire for articulated dump trucks, dozers and front-end loaders. It’s puncture-resistant thanks to four steel belts, plus an advanced tread design provides traction, making it ideal for any variety of soft and muddy terrain. It comes in sizes 20.5R25 E/L3, 23.5R25 E/L3 and 26.5R25 E/L3.

RL31: The tire for wheel loaders, dozers and articulated dump trucks is offered in size 20.5R25 E/L3 and is specially designed for the most difficult mining and rocky surfaces. The radial’s rock flush pattern and shoulder protector provide cut resistance for the tread and sidewall, and the four steel belts provide even more puncture resistance.

RT41: This radial tire is for articulated dump trucks, scrapers and front-end loaders. It provides both abrasion resistance and traction on soft, rocky and gravel surfaces thanks to a tread pattern design with non-directional block pattern. It features four steel belts for puncture resistance, a two-ply nylon chafer for longer casing life and sturdy sidewall construction for long lasting tire life. The sizes available are 23.5R25 E/L4, 26.5R25 E/L4, and 29.5R25 E/L4.

RL45: A tough radial for the most demanding applications, it’s made for articulated dump trucks, scrapers and front-end loaders. The advanced tread composition provides improved wear, low-heat generation and cut-resistance, while the zigzag-shaped groove provides better traction on rock and gravel surfaces. It's available in 26.5R25 E/L4 and 29.5R25 E/L4.

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Related Topics: Bruce Besancon, OTR tires, Yokohama

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