Sumitomo Offers New Steer, Drive Tires

February 24, 2017 - Equipment

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TBC Brands, a distributor of private brand tires in North America, is introducing two new tires - the Sumitomo ST788 SE Steer Position and ST948 SE Drive tires.

The ST788 SE Steer Position is a Smartway Verified, long mileage tire designed for line-haul and long distance operations. It is designed with micro-sipes throughout the tread area and teardrop shaped decoupling grooves that improve wear, retreadability and durability.

The ST948 SE is a closed shoulder, Smartway Verified 30/32nd, drive position tire with wide tread blocks to reduce tread squirm and increase miles to removal. The St948 SE tread face features micro-sipes to disperse water and increase traction as well as a wider footprint for a consistent contact patch on the road.

Both products are now available from TBC distribution centers in the four main sizes of 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5.  As an added feature, ST788 SEs are available in sizes 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5 are available in Load Range H (16PR).

“Both the ST788 SE and the ST948 SE are the latest generation of developments for the Sumitomo brand of truck tires,” said Aaron C. Murphy, vice president of commercial truck tire sales.  “These tires have been developed with the latest Sumitomo Rubber Industries proprietary 4D Nano technology and offer the market product performance not seen from Sumitomo truck tires before now.” 

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