Yokohama Tire’s latest commercial product – the 121T – is now on sale in the U.S. Debuting at the recent TMC trade show, the 121T is specifically engineered for trailer use only.
The tire is severe snow service-rated in all weather conditions and is offered in sizes 215/75R17.5 and 235/75R17.5.
“The 121T is truly a regional trailer tire for all seasons,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning, in a press release. “Its distinctive tread pattern and rigid shoulder design are ideal for use in drop-deck and heavy-haul trailer applications, no matter the weather conditions.”
A three-groove tread pattern assures reduced rolling resistance and pattern noise, and serpentine grooves remove water from beneath the tread and maximize traction on wet and snowy roads. Plus, concave lug features provide additional traction under wet or slippery conditions.
The ridged shoulder design reduces the chances for shoulder step-down wear and improves straight line stability. Additionally, the funnel-shaped step grooves prevent stones and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where casing damage occurs.