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March 25, 2014

Toyo to unveil three new tires at MATS

The M177 steer tire from Toyo is designed for regional and long-haul use.
The M177 steer tire from Toyo is designed for regional and long-haul use.

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is introducing two steer tires and an all-season drive tire at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky., March 27-29.

The company says the tires feature its proprietary e-balance technology to deliver improved tire life, endurance, and retreadability plus reduced rolling resistance and irregular wear.

Here is a description of the new tires.

M177 Regional to Long-Haul Steer Tire.

The M177 is a U.S. EPA SmartWay verified, premium low rolling resistance steer tire designed for use in regional to long-haul applications.  Fuel efficiency, excellent durability and enhanced retreadability make it an important addition to any fleet.

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.

M170 Regional Steer Tire.

The M170 is a regional steer tire that is capable of being used in all wheel positions. It 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.  Current sizes are an 11R22.5 and a 12R22.5, both with an H load range.

M920 All-Season Drive Traction Tire.

The premium M920 drive traction tire is 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 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,” says 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.”

In addition, Toyo recently improved its casing warranty. Details can be found at toyotires.com/tbr.

Toyo products will be displayed at MATS in the south wing in booth 32895.  To learn more about commercial tire products, log onto toyotires.com/tbr or download the free Toyo Tires Medium Truck Tire iPad App on the iTunes store.

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