Yokohama Tire Announces New 506U All-position Waste/Sanitation Tire

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SANTA ANA, CA. – (June 1, 2021) – Yokohama Tire’s new all-position waste and sanitation tire, the 506U, offers the extreme durability and tread life fleets depend on. The 506U, which replaces the MY627W Spec-2, is now available in a 315/80R22.5.

“The 506U delivers longer tread life, added durability and reduced operating costs for urban sanitation trucks and on/off-highway operations,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning. “It’s specially designed for severe service vehicle operations that require a high load-carrying capacity per tire.”

Other benefits of the 506U include:

-- Enhanced durability: The 506U’s new wider tread pattern – engineered for the demanding sanitation industry – incorporates a wide outside rib to resist tearing. Additionally, rock shield platforms throughout the center grooves reduce stone and debris penetration for improved casing life, durability and retreadability. Plus, the 506U’s extra-thick sidewall helps prevent damage from curbs and potholes.

-- Longer tread life: a new advanced tread compound resists scrubbing, cutting and chipping for added tread life.

-- Premium casing: The 506U is highly retreadable. Its durable construction assures maximum retreadability and it also carries an industry leading six-year unlimited retread casing warranty.

-- Added traction: zig-zag circumferential grooves enhance water evacuation to provide extra traction throughout the original tread life.

For more details on the 506U and all of Yokohama’s commercial tires, visit

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