Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. says its new Toyo NanoEnergy M171 super-regional all-position truck tire provides fuel efficiency, enhanced wear life and increased stability thanks to the company’s Nano Balance Technology.
“The M171 super-regional all-position tire complements the (Toyo) M671 super-regional drive tire and both are Smartway-verified,” according to Toyo officials. “Working together, these tires are specifically designed to provide exceptional fuel efficiency, superior traction and long, even wear within demanding, 500-mile radius operations.”
The M171 incorporates Toyo’s advanced E-balance design, which maintains the tread profile of the tire, while reducing strain in the bead area and belt edge “for greater stability and longevity under heavy loads. It also features an optimized, wide tread pattern that provides an even contact pressure profile that reduces irregular wear for longer tire life.
“The combination of a high-elongation top belt, zig-zag center grooves and center sipes work together to ensure long, even wear essential in a steer tire. Maximum fuel efficiency is achieved through the uniformity of the cap and base compound, which increases irregular wear resistance.”
Dave Johnston, senior director, commercial tires and business development, notes that “today’s super-regional fleets have specific needs that are different from traditional long-haul or regional” fleets.
The M171 is available in four sizes: 11R22.5 14/G, 11R22.5 16/H, 295/75R22.5 14/G and 295/75R22.5 16/H.