New Yokohama Commercial Truck Tire Available in U.S.

April 1, 2022

Yokohama Tire Corp.'s latest commercial truck tire, the Yokohama 121T, is now available in the United States. The 121T is designed for trailer axle applications and comes in two sizes - 215/75R17.5 and 235/75R17.5.

Rated for severe snow performance, "the 121T is truly a regional trailer tire for all seasons,” says Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning. “Its distinctive tread pattern and rigid shoulder design are ideal for use in drop-deck and heavy-haul trailer applications, no matter the weather conditions.”

 Features include a three-groove tread pattern for lower rolling resistance and reduced noise; serpentine grooves that evacuate water from beneath the tread and maximize traction on wet and snowy roads; a precisely engineered concave lug for enhanced grip; and a ridged shoulder design that "reduces the chances for shoulder step-down wear and improves straight line stability," according to Yokohama officials.

"Additionally, the funnel-shaped step grooves prevent stones and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where casing damage occurs."