SANTA ANA, CA., (Oct. 12, 2015) - Yokohama Tireire Corporation's TY527™ premium drive tire is now available to fleets in three new 16-ply size offerings: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5. The TY527 is also available in its original 14-ply, 285/75R24.5 size.
"The TY527 is ideal for regional, high scrub and long-haul applications for 2- and 3-axle tractor applications," said Dan Funkhouser, Yokohama director of commercial dealer sales. "The TY527's deep, 32/32nd tread depth and 16-ply construction more than meet today's modern fleet challenges of long life and superior performance."
Benefits of the TY527 include:
• Durable, long, even mileage achieved via a directional tread pattern that reduces block movement and resists heel and toe wear under high torque conditions. Also, the tire's stress wear control grooves alleviate contact pressure on the edge of the outside tread blocks, allowing the shoulder edge to flex easier to prevent irregular wear.
• Managed operating temperature, thanks to an enhanced temperature controlling cap compound which produces stronger, more pliable rubber that minimizes heat generation and allows deep tread depths to provide greater stability, reduced tread squirm and high abrasion resistance.
• Maximum durability resulting from Yokohama's special STEM-2 (StrainEnergy Minimization) technology that extends the life of the casing by directing destructive stress forces away from critical bead and shoulder areas, minimizing flex in the casing. Additionally, stone damage prevention grooves thwart 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.
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company's complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama's broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.
Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the "Tire Care & Safety" section at www.yokohamatire.com.