Toyo Tires has introduced the Toyo M588 on/off-road drive tire built for severe service applications including oil, gas, mining, and logging operations.
A 33/32-inch tread depth and special cut and chip resistant compound combined with a competitive acquisition point make the M588 a solid alternative for severe-use vehicles, according to Toyo Tires.
Built to be durable, the M588 handles harsh elements such as scoria and caliche roads, snow, and mud. Aggressive side protectors are molded into the sidewall of the tire protecting the tire from cut damage by rocks, and from the continued use of snow chains in severe winter regions.
The M588 unique tread block arrangement is a high-void design which provides improved mud and snow traction. Aiding in the traction is special siping on top of the tread blocks. Between the blocks and inside the grooves, several features such as stone ejectors and mud breakers add to the performance of this on/off-road drive tire. Angled inline lateral grooves, also between the tread blocks, help evacuate packed mud and prevent snow chains from dropping into the grooves.
Toyo’s e-balance technology contributes to tire longevity, tread profile retention, and fuel efficiency, according to the company, while its durable casing design improves retreadability. Two 16-ply sizes are available with the new M588, an 11R22.5, and an 11R24.5.
“The M588 is an ideal solution for customers operating in tough and unforgiving conditions,” said Mike Graber, senior product manager for commercial tires, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “It is designed to take the abuse experienced in on/off road conditions such as oil fields and forestry applications.”