Toyo Premium High Performance Steer Radial
March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Toyo Tire U.S.A.'s new M137 premium high performance steer radial for long haul, over-the-highway applications is designed to deliver more miles per 32nds.
The M137 is a product of Toyo's new e-balance design technology for commercial truck tires that focuses on a stiffer belt package, stiffer bead construction and optimization through simulation technology. Benefits include improved tire life, improved endurance, improved irregular wear resistance and improved 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, 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 15/32nd 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, Toyo's computer tire simulation technology.
The M137 is available in two sizes, a 295/75R22.5 and a 285/75R24.5.
More info: www.toyo.com