Commercial Tires

Yokohama Unveils a Regional All-Position Steer Tire

Posted on April 1, 2016

Yokohama Tire Corp.'s new 108R regional all-position/steer tire is now available to fleets in the U.S. and Canada. SmartWay-verified, the 108R comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5, 11R24.5, and 11R22.5.

The 108R features Yokohama’s STEM-2 technology, which minimizes flex in the casing.
The 108R features Yokohama’s STEM-2 technology, which minimizes flex in the casing.

“The 108R will give fleets a competitive edge for extended regional-haul and urban high-scrub applications,” says Dan Funkhouser, director of commercial dealer sales for Yokohama. “Thanks to its deep, 22/32nd tread depth and 16-ply construction, the 108R will consistently deliver more miles and more profits.”

Yokohama promotes these benefits with the 108R:

  • Longer service, achieved via a five-rib tread design, which offers longer, more stable service life while enhancing water dispersion and overall traction on the road.
  • Maximum durability from Yokohama’s STEM-2 (StrainEnergy Minimization) technology, which extends the life of the casing by directing normally destructive stress forces away from critical bead and shoulder areas.
  • A sidewall abrasion guard reduces damage caused by accidental curbing and scrubbing in urban applications.
  • Rock shield platforms keep rocks and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where they can cause premature casing damage.

For more information on Yokohama’s commercial tires and programs, visit www.YokohamaTruck.com. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

Related Topics: all-position tires, SmartWay-verified tires, steer tires, truck tires, Yokohama, Yokohama truck tires

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