Yokohama rolls out new sanitation tire designed for 'longer tread life'

Yokohama 506U refuse truck tire
Yokohama 506U refuse truck tire

Yokohama rolled out a new all-position waste and sanitation tire, the 506U, which replaces the MY627W Spec-2.

 “The 506U delivers longer tread life, added durability and reduced operating costs for urban sanitation trucks and on/off-highway operations,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning.  “It’s specially designed for severe service vehicle operations that require a high load-carrying capacity per tire.”

According to Yokohama, other benefits of the 506U, available in a 315/80R22.5, include:

-- Enhanced durability: The 506U’s new wider tread pattern – engineered for the demanding sanitation industry – incorporates a wide outside rib to resist tearing. Additionally, rock shield platforms throughout the center grooves reduce stone and debris penetration for improved casing life, durability and retreadability. Plus, the 506U’s extra-thick sidewall helps prevent damage from curbs and potholes.

-- Longer tread life: a new advanced tread compound resists scrubbing, cutting and chipping for added tread life.

-- Premium casing: The 506U is highly retreadable. Its durable construction assures maximum retreadability and it also carries an industry leading six-year unlimited retread casing warranty.

-- Added traction: zig-zag circumferential grooves enhance water evacuation to provide extra traction throughout the original tread life.