Yokohama Tire Launches the 716U™ UWB Regional Drive Tire

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SANTA ANA, CA. – (Oct. 3, 2022) – Yokohama Tire’s newest commercial offering – the 716U™ ultra wide-base – is a weight-savings drive tire that carries more profitability for fleets. It’s available now in the U.S. in size 455/55R225.

“The 716U UWB is designed specifically for waste, recycle and on/off-road severe service operations where maximizing payload capacity really counts,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning. “With its reliable all-season traction and durable construction, it really is the perfect drive tire for the job.”

Benefits of the 716U UWB include:
  • Increased payload capacity: The 716U UWB has a load range M (22 PR). The replacement of traditional duals with Yokohama’s four UWB tires reduces unsprung weight without compromising total carrying capacity, allowing for a larger payload per trip.
  • Aggressive traction: Powerful zig-zag grooves enhance traction and wet-weather grip by efficiently evacuating water away from the tread.
  • Built to last: An advanced compound resists scrubbing, cutting and chipping for long, original tread life. Plus, a zero-degree belt adds stability for a consistent stable footprint and long, even wear. Additionally, the funnel-shaped step grooves prevent stones and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where casing damage occurs, and an extremely durable casing with an extra-thick sidewall resists damage from potholes and curbing, and allows for increased retreadability.
For more details on the 716U UWB and all of Yokohama’s commercial tires, visit www.yokohamatruck.com.
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