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Toyo launches SmartWay-certified drive tire

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Toyo launches SmartWay-certified drive tire

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the new M657 on-highway drive axle position tire for commercial vehicles. This U.S. EPA SmartWay verified tire is ideal for long haul, highway applications, while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says Toyo.

 The M657 was developed using Toyo Tires’ e-balance technology which includes a stiffer belt package, stiffer bead construction and optimization through simulation technology. Benefits include improved tire life, improved endurance, improved irregular wear resistance and improved fuel consumption.

Suitable for single and twin drive-axle applications, the M657 features a 28/32” tread depth. Toyo Tires’ multi pitch groove design enhances traction even during the latter stages of original tread life. Large parallel-arranged center tread blocks provide excellent stability and traction, while stone ejectors help protect the casing against stone drilling. The shoulder design of the M657 resists irregular wear in long haul applications.

High elongation steel cord is utilized in the number-four belt to help protect the casing against impacts and cuts and to promote multiple retreads. Coupled with this belt package, is a special cap-and-base compound which provides cooler running and longer casing life. Deep inside the M657 is a high-tensile rust and fatigue resistant body ply cord for long service life through multiple retreads.

The G-rated M657 is available in four sizes: 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5. For more information on the new M657 from Toyo Tires, log onto

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