Toyo introduces heavy-duty steer tire

March 23, 2015

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. introduces the Toyo M153 regional and urban heavy-duty steer tire, ideal for refuse operations. Featuring an extra deep, regroovable 26/32-inch tread, the M153 is optimized for extremely high-scrub applications such as that found on sanitation trucks.

State-of-the-art design and compounding delivers wear performance and durability with a 10,000 lb. load-carrying capacity. One of many features is a unique buttress protector designed to reduce cutting and curb damage to the sidewall. Toyo’s e-balance technology provides optimum wear performance.

Toyo says a competitive acquisition point makes the M153 an excellent refuse tire and a leading value alternative tire for all tough operations.

“The new Toyo M153 is an ideal steer tire for trucks subjected to heavy duty use,” says Lowell Slimp, senior product manager for commercial truck tires for Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Its combination of design elements along with an extra deep tread, allows it to handle the punishment normally associated with refuse operations.”

To learn more about the new M153 and the full line of medium truck tires, go to the dedicated commercial tire website at