U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay

SmartWay certified drive tire

The M657 on-highway drive axle position tire is EPA SmartWay certified. The tire uses the company’s e-balance technology and has a stiffer belt package and bead construction. The tire fits both single and twin drive-axle applications and is available in four sizes: 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5. TOYO TIRES, www.toyotires.com

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SmartWay certified drive tire

The FD695 PLUS drive tire, made for tandem axle drive tractors in long-haul and regional operations, features a cap/base tread compounding design and deep 26/32-in. tread depth. The tire has continuous shoulder ribs to help distribute weight and torque evenly. The tire can be retreaded for either trailer or drive axle and is certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program. BRIDGESTONE, www.bridgestone-firestone.com

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Through thick and thin

Specialists weigh in on cold starts, wear protection and other oil viscosity matters.

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