Yokohama Tire introduces the 715R, a smartway-verified open shoulder regional drive tire to help fleets optimize their operations.
“The deep-tread, 715R is the answer for fleets looking to maximize traction and boost their bottom line by having tires that provide long, even wear, an open shoulder design and fuel efficiency,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning. “The 715R also offers high retreadability, so it truly delivers the performance and value fleets require.”
Manufactured at Yokohama’s plant in West Point, Mississippi, the 715R is SmartWay-verified for low rolling resistance and available in a 11R22.5. Three more sizes – 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5 – will arrive in early 2020.
Benefits of the 715R include:
- Longer wear, which is achieved by a deep 26/32-inch tread pattern, along with an advanced tread design featuring strategically placed tie bars that control block movement and significantly minimize heel/toe wear.
- Maximum traction, thanks to sturdy, open shoulder blocks that are precisely spaced and help minimize the retention of foreign objects.
- Fuel efficiency, which is ensured by Yokohama’s exclusive compound that’s cut and chip resistant and reduces rolling resistance for a more efficient operation.
- Higher load capacity, provided by 16-ply construction and an H load-rating means carrying heavier payloads with ease.