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Toyo Tires Adds EPA-approved Drive Tire to Commercial Truck Line-Up

October 31, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel, Technology

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., with headquarters in Cypress, Calif., has introduced a new SmartWay-verified drive tire, the Toyo M650, to its commercial tire portfolio.

The M650 is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions. The unique design and construction provide excellent traction and even wear while meeting the U.S. EPA standards for low rolling resistance.

The M650 was developed using the company’s proprietary E-balance technology, which optimizes design to offer extended casing life, exceptional durability and reduced fuel consumption.

Performance and durability are also enhanced by tread design and construction. The rib/lug pattern has a deep tread depth of 28/32 inches for optimum performance in both wet and dry conditions, while tie bars on the shoulder bridge help reduce tread block movement. Four steel belt construction braces the tread area for improved mileage, while providing resistance to irregular wear and contributing to the reduced rolling resistance.

“The new M650 combines drive traction with low rolling resistance for regional haul trucks,” said Lowell Slimp, senior product manager, commercial truck tires, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.   “This helps to further expand the SmartWay verified offerings from Toyo Tires, giving commercial truck operators a greater selection when outfitting their rigs to meet their specific needs.”

Operators will also appreciate the extended casing life and retreadability of the M650, thanks to an advanced casing design and unique compounding. This new SmartWay verified drive radial will fit 22.5-inch wheels.