Yokohama Tire Corporation’s New R69™ OTR Radial Tire for Loaders is Engineered for Endurance


Durable R69 L-5S tire offers underground mine operators and service managers higher speeds, heavier loads and less downtime. Tire will be on display at MINExpo, booth #7371

SANTA ANA, CA. – (Aug. 15, 2016) – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s new R69™ L5-S off-the-road radial for loaders in underground mine applications is now available in size 18.00R25. The tire will be on display at Yokohama’s booth (#7371) at MINExpo in Las Vegas, September 26-28.

“The R69 was designed to reduce downtime and increase efficiency,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama manager of commercial and OTR product planning. “It’s engineered for endurance and is the ideal tire for businesses looking to increase speed and loads during long-haul mining operations.”

Benefits of the R69 L-5S include:
-- Improved durability via advanced compounds that resist heat build-up and fight cuts and chips.
-- Superb cut-resistant tread and longer service life thanks to a durable belt package, along with enhanced compounds that deliver an extremely durable and stable footprint.
--Added protection in underground mining excavations thanks to a high-angle sidewall that increases thickness and decreases sidewall stress.
--A stronger casing and more extensive rim contact area via high tensile strength bead cores that lower bead stress and reduce the potential for slippage.

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications.

Connect with Yokohama Tire Corporation:

Yokohama YouTube Channel

Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Care & Safety” section at