Toyo's steer radial built for the long haul
Aug 1, 2008 12:00 PM
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. introduces the M137 high-performance steer radial for longhaul, over-the-highway applications. This product of the e-balance design technology for commercial truck tires focuses on a stiffer belt package, stiffer bead construction, and optimization through simulation technology. Benefits include improved tire life, endurance, irregular wear resistance, and fuel consumption.
A new tread design provides even contact pressure distribution across the tread surface, resulting in smooth wear and extended tire life. An innovative casing profile minimizes growth of the tread and maintains a more uniform and flatter tread radius throughout services also improving the tire life.
The M137 also has excellent profile retention as a result of e-balance, which reduces strain at the belt and ply turn-up edges. During operation, special cap and base tread compounds reduce heat at the belt edge and excessive heat build-up inside the tire structure.
Its 15/32"-deep five-rib design is coupled with deep sipes and four straight, multi-pitched grooves for enhanced water drainage and wet traction in challenging weather conditions. Vehicle safety is also improved while tire noise is reduced with the aid of T-Mode computer tire simulation technology.
The M137 is available in two sizes, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5. Access www.toyo.com for full details.
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