Yokohama commercial tire earns 'Nifty Fifty' award
Yokohama Tire Corp.’s 103ZR commercial tire has earned one of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s 2008 Nifty Fifty awards, which are chosen by its editors as the best new product introductions during the last year.
winners were selected from hundreds of new product articles appearing in the
magazine and judged on their usefulness to the truck operator in terms of
innovation, serviceability and performance.
to the editors, the 103ZR, part of Yokohama’s
Zenvironment line, was picked for being a longer-lasting, fuel-efficient tire. Yokohama also won in 2007
for its 703ZL.
Nifty Fifty awards from Heavy Duty Trucking is truly an honor,” says John
director of commercial sales. “The 103ZR is an outstanding tire and we are very
proud to be receiving recognition from the editors once again.”
“the 103ZR offers a compound, tread design and casing construction that
delivers longer tread wear and low rolling resistance. The casing innovations
actually predict changes in tire shape that occur in early stages of wear. The
result is increased durability due to stabilized performance over the wear of
Other features of the 103ZR include rock-ejector platforms that keep stones and debris out of the grooves to enhance durability; fuel economy due to strong, pliable rubber that reduces heat generation and provides low rolling resistance; and a wide tread, partnered with a 23/32-inch tread depth that promotes long, even wear.
The 103ZR is available in seven sizes.