New winter drive tire capable of severe snow service

Yokohama 907W drive tireYokohama Tire announced Monday it has launched the 907W, an extreme traction drive tire that is designed for fleets and operators who are looking to keep trucks rolling in snow and icy conditions. 

The 907W, which replaces the the company's SY767, carries the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, which means it meets or exceeds the industry’s required performance criteria for severe snow service, Yokohama said. It is available now in the U.S. in three sizes: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5. 

“The new 907W offers significantly longer tread life and better performance in the snow,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning. “With a deeper tread and rugged new compound, fleets can expect to get reliable snow traction and powerful snow braking for multiple winter seasons.”

Benefits of the 907W, Yokohama said, include:

  • Long tread life -- The tire’s 27/32-inch tread depth provides longer lasting snow performance and longer original tread life. Plus, its advanced new compound resists scrubbing, cutting and chipping for long, durable service, and the combination blocks combat heel/toe wear to enhance traction.
  • Powerful traction -- The power ribs with 3D sipes provide firm ground contact and improved ice and snow performance. Additionally, the four zig-zag grooves allow for efficient water evacuation while providing enhanced radial and lateral traction in the most extreme weather conditions.

The 907W is backed by Yokohama’s seven-year unlimited retread casing warranty.

[Related: Rumors of the death of the 24.5 tire have been greatly exaggerated]

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