Durable casing construction on the 115R is rated for speeds up to 87 mph. - Photo: Yokohama

Durable casing construction on the 115R is rated for speeds up to 87 mph.

Photo: Yokohama

Yokohama Tire’s new all-season tire, the 115R, debuted at the TMC Show in February and is now available in size 225/70R19.5 (14). It is intended for medium-duty Class 4 and Class 5 trucks. 

“The N-speed rated 115R is a tough, all-position tire built to provide Class 4 and 5 vehicles with superior year-round traction and dependability to get the job done,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning. “It’s engineered with a heat-resistant compound for better fuel efficiency and longer lasting tread life.”

Benefits of the 115R include:

  • High-speed capabilities: Durable casing construction is rated for speeds up to 87 mph.
  • Longer tread life: Yokohama’s advanced heat-resistant tread compound increases tread life and optimizes fuel economy. Additionally, middle wing blocks and tie-bar connectors control block movement to resist wear and reduce rolling resistance.
  • All-season traction: Wide lateral grooves provide increased traction on wet or snow-covered roads, while deep serpentine grooves maintain aggressive traction throughout the life of the original tread.
  • Sidewall protection: Durable construction helps defend against damage caused by curbing and scrubbing in typical urban operations.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online