Yokohama Tire’s New RS02™ Radial Snow Tire Delivers Enhanced Traction for G-2 Graders

The tough weather calls for even tougher off-the-road (OTR) tires in the field. Yokohama Tire has the solution with its new RS02 radial snow tire, which is designed to give G-2 graders much more traction and performance in winter conditions.

Available in size 14.00R24, the RS02 offers “more bite on the ice,” according to Tom Clauer, Yokohama Tire senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning. “The RS02 is designed specifically for snow and ice service, featuring a unique winter compound and versatile tread pattern to make sure the job gets done, no matter the weather conditions.”

Benefits of the RS02 include:

— Maximum winter traction: A specially formulated winter compound and hundreds of biting edges combine to provide enhanced traction on ice and snow. Also, the large hexagonal bead bundle adds strength and eliminates slippage.

— Long, reliable service: The high turn-up construction provides lateral stability and added sidewall protection to combine for a long-lasting, incredibly durable tire. Additionally, Yokohama’s OTR belt wire protects the heavy-duty belt package to provide outstanding puncture resistance, and the non-directional tread pattern makes mounting and rotating much easier.

For more details on the RS02 and all of Yokohama’s OTR tires, visit www.yokohamaotr.com.

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

Celebrating its 50th year in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com,www.yokohamatruck.com or www.yokohamaotr.com.

Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Care & Safety” section at www.yokohamatire.com.