All four sizes of the new SmartWay-verified 712L long-haul drive tire from Yokohama Tire Corp. are certified for severe snow service.
The 712L is available in sizes 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5.
All four sizes carry the carry the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol on the sidewall indicating the tires meet the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association standards for severe snow service.
The 712L tires are manufactured in Yokohama’s plant in West Point, Miss.
“Applying the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol verifies the capabilities of the 712L in adverse weather,” says Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning. “The deep-tread 712L offers superb traction, outstanding wear resistance, top-tier fuel efficiency, plus tough, durable construction, making it an excellent year-round tire for fleets.”
Yokohama outlines three key benefits of the 712L.
1. Advanced wear resistance: This is attributed to the 30/32-inch deep groove for long-lasting life and traction, without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Plus, stress control grooves reduce contact pressure at the tread edge, providing increased resistance to shoulder step down wear for long, even wear. Additionally, a flat footprint controls ground contact pressure and improves resistance to irregular wear.
2. Outstanding fuel-efficiency and traction: This is achieved by the fuel-efficient tread compound that was developed for reduced rolling resistance without compromising wear performance. Also, straight and angled sipes – as well as zig-zag intermediate grooves – provide greater radial and lateral traction. And, straight circumferential outer grooves allow for water evacuation and enhanced traction even in the worst weather conditions.
3. Durable construction: This occurs via the funnel-shaped grooves that prevent stones and other debris from reaching the bottom groove, where casing damage can often occur. The 712L’s premium casing is so tough, Yokohama backs it with a 7-year, unlimited retread warranty.
For more details on the 712L and all of Yokohama’s commercial tires, visit www.yokohamatruck.com