Yokohama Tire’s RB42 33.00R51 E-4 radial tire for various rigid frame haul truck applications is now available in multiple compounds – CP (cut-protected) and REG (regular) – so the tires can be customized for specific applications.
According to Bruce Besancon, Yokohama Tire vice president of OTR sales, other sizes of the RB42 are also offered in multiple compounds, as well as the ultra-durable RL42™ E-4, another tire made for rigid frame haul trucks. Besides CP and REG compounds, they also are available with CP-S (special cut resistance) and HR (heat resistant) compounds.
“The RB42/RL42 are two workhorse tires that are engineered to get the job done every time,” said Besancon. “They are two unique rigid frame haul truck tires for two specialized applications: the RB42 is designed to work on soft and/or loose surfaces such as mud, sand, gravel and rocks, while the RL42 is for long hauls on hard-packed surfaces.”
The two tires share an extremely durable casing featuring steel cord belts that guard against tread punctures and buttress side protection to help prevent snags and cuts.
Besides the new 33.005R51 CP and REG, the strong and steady RB42 E-4 is available in sizes 18.00R33 (CP and HR), 24.00R35 (CP, CP-S, REG and HR) and 27.00R49 (CP, CP-S, REG and HR).