Yokohama New Tire Sizes

September 28, 2010

Yokohama Tire Corporation adds four new sizes for its off-the-road (OTR) tire models. The RT41™ is now available in 29.5R25 and 23.5R25. The RB31™ is now available in 26.5R25 and 29.5R25.

Features of the RB31 and RT41 include a new tread compound that provides outstanding wear and cut resistance; high turn-up carcass construction and buttress side protection to guard against exterior damage; a unique nylon cord providing inner liner protection and a longer casing life; and a convex belt/concave carcass line that allows contact pressure to be disbursed more evenly.

The RT41 was designed to be a single tire suited for two deep tread applications. "We created the RT41-E4 specifically for articulated dumps," said Gary Nash, director of OTR sales. "Its non-directional block pattern provides excellent traction on soft, rocky surfaces, along with great abrasion resistance. For wheel loaders and dozers, the RT41-L4 tire was created with a three-tread design that excels on soft surfaces."

In the regular tread-depth category, the RB31-E3 is suited for articulated trucks and scrapers and can perform on any surface. Yokohama also offers the RB31-L3 specifically for front-end loader and dozer applications.