truck and bus tires

Yokohama Rubber Launches Retread-Friendly Tire for Low-Floor Buses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has launched sales of its 507U tire with rib-lug treads that have been designed especially for low-floor buses. The 507U was developed to improve performance at the barrier-free curbs being introduced at an increasing number of bus stops, as well as to better accommodate retreading. It features thicker rubber on the shoulder of the tire,...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New All-Season Tire for Community Buses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) on July 16 launched sales of its LT751R all-season tire for community buses. The tire excels in resistance to uneven wear as well as to wear in general. The tire comes in one size, 205/80R17.5 120/118L, with open pricing. The LT751R tire has been specially developed for use on community buses, which operate on routes...

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Sumitomo Rubber Begins Brazilian Production for Truck and Bus Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has finished constructing new facilities for truck and bus (TB) tire production at its Brazil Factory, with operations here having launched on March 1. The move comes in an effort to provide more stable supply of TB tires in the Brazilian market while also avoiding risks posed by foreign exchange rates....

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Michelin Japan to Launch New Truck and Bus Tire

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the Michelin X Multi D+, a new tire made specifically for use with truck and bus driveshafts. The tire will be available in two sizes, with the 295/80R22.5 version launching on March 1 and the 11R22.5 slated for launch on May 1. Prices have been left to the discretion of distributors....

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Bridgestone to Launch New Long-Life Tire for Community Buses

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is set to launch the Duravis G640, a tire specialized for community buses, on March 1. The tire will be available in a single size. This comes as the number of community buses in operation rises across Japan. Providing user convenience and responding to diversifying needs in ways that existing bus services are unable to cover, examples...

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Toyo Tires All Set for North American Launch of Newly Enhanced Long-Haul Tires

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. (TYO:5105) next spring will begin supplying the North American market with two new fuel-efficient super single tires for use in trucks and buses, lowering rolling resistance by around 6 percent from that of the company’s previous super single. The two new super single tires, the Nanoenergy M175 long-haul trailer tire and the Nanoenergy M675 long-haul...

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