Yokohama Tire’s new 114R is designed for fleet and operators who are looking to maximize tire life in regional haul and spread-axle operations. The SmartWay-verified tire will be available March 1 in the U.S. in six sizes: 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5, 11R24.5, 255/70R22.5, and 275/70R22.5.
“With its high-scrub tread compound and rounded shoulder ribs, the all-new 114R is definitely built to last,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning, in a press release.
Benefits of the 114R include:
- Longer wear is achieved by round shoulder ribs which are designed to resist curb damage and help reduce wear — especially in spread axle applications. The high-scrub compound is formulated to resist tread cutting and chipping without producing a negative impact on fuel efficiency.
- Increased mileage is attained via the optimized tread depth that delivers maximum fuel efficiency and long-lasting service. Additionally, the sturdy rib design provides improved tracking and fuel efficiency while minimizing tread wear.
- Enhanced durability comes from the funnel-shaped step grooves which prevent stones and other debris from reaching the bottom of the grooves where casing damage can occur.