Toyo Tires announced that its M137 premium steer radial tire is now available in a 16-ply version for increased load carrying capacity. The tire is designed for long haul, over-the-road commercial applications.

The EPA SmartWay verified tire uses e-balance technology and stiffer construction to improve tire life and endurance as well as resist irregular wear and reduce fuel consumption, Toyo said. The casing profile minimizes growth of the tread and maintains a more uniform and flatter tread radius to also improve the life of the tire. Smooth wear and extended tire life are also aided by a new tread design that creates even contact pressure distribution across the tread surface.

“Some modern truck designs have heavier front axles that result in more weight and more wear and tear on the tires.  In response to that trend, Toyo Tires now produces two sizes of the premium M137 steer for long haul fleets in a 16-ply,” said Lowell Slimp, senior product manager, commercial truck tires, Toyo Tire USA. “Our 16-ply M137 features an increased load-carrying capacity to handle the higher weight.  Additional benefits include improved wear performance, improved durability and a reduction in road noise through the life of the tire.”

The two sizes offered in 16-ply are 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5.