Tire Technology


The life of a tire is dependent on many elements, but perhaps most important is the strength and integrity of its casing. It’s the foundation of the tire, the base on which everything rests. At Yokohama, we take pride in our commitment to building casings that maximize original tread longevity and performance while simultaneously ensuring retreadability.

Building the best casing in the industry is no simple feat. Using the Finite Element Method, our engineers can accurately predict the natural growth that occurs during the first 30,000 miles of operation. Using that information they’re able to design a product that adapts to the operational stresses and strains the tire will encounter in operation.

Finite Element Method
Yokohama Tire Casing

Tire Dimensions

Yokohama Tire Dimension Cutout

yokohama tire construction

All radial tires consist of a sidewall, tread, shoulder, and bead areas with each individual component contributing to the integrity of the product overall. The technological advancements in our products including unique combinations of rubber compounds and innovative construction methods offer better handling, ride comfort, treadwear, and fuel economy than ever before.

Yokohama Tire Construction Cutout

ultra wide base construction

Fleets around the world have turned to wide base tires to help lower operating expenses. From ease of maintenance to increased cargo capacity and decreased fuel consumption, these products are built to improve the efficiency of your rig.

Ultra Wide Base Construction

tread design

It’s the pattern of the tread combined with specially formulated rubber compounds that gives each tire its specific performance characteristics. Recognized as a leader in tread design, we’re continually researching new and innovative ways to improve tire performance and fuel-efficiency.

Block Type Tread

Block Type

This tread pattern is composed of independent blocks and has the following advantages:

  • Outstanding braking force and traction
  • Good traction on snow or in muddy terrain
Rib Type Tread

Rib Type

In the rib type pattern the tread and grooves follow the circumference of the tire and have the following advantages:

  • Low rolling resistance
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good steering
  • Relatively low noise generation
Rib Block Type Tread

Rib-block type

This pattern combines a block type tread in the center with a shoulder rib design and has the following advantages:

  • Low rolling resistance
  • Comfortable ride
  • Relatively low noise generation
  • Good traction on snow or in muddy terrain
Lug Type Tread

lug type

In this pattern, the grooves are cut across the tread to provide the following advantages:

  • High braking force
  • Excellent traction on unpaved surfaces