The M588 heavy duty on/off-road drive tire from Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is built for severe service applications, such as oil, gas, mining and logging operations. “The M588 is an ideal solution for customers operating in tough and unforgiving conditions,” says Mike Graber, senior product manager for commercial tires for Toyo. “It is designed to take the abuse experienced in on/off road conditions such as oil fields and forestry applications.”
The tire features a 33/32-inch tread depth and special cut and chip resistant compound.
The M588 is designed to handle the harshest elements such as scoria and caliche roads, snow and mud. Aggressive side protectors are molded into the sidewall of the tire. They protect the tire from cut damage by rocks, and from the continued use of snow chains in severe winter regions.
The M588’s tread block arrangement is a high-void design which provides mud and snow traction. Aiding in the traction is special siping on top of the tread blocks. Between the blocks and inside the grooves, features such as stone ejectors and mud breakers add to the tire's performance. Angled inline lateral grooves, also between the tread blocks, help evacuate packed mud and prevent snow chains from dropping into the grooves.
Toyo's e-balance technology provides longevity, tread profile retention, and fuel efficiency, and the M588 tire's durable casing design improves retreadability.
The tire is available in two 16-ply sizes: 11R22.5, and 11R24.5.
For more information, visit www.toyotires.com.