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Yokohama introduces 709ZL drive tire

Yokohama Tire Corporation has debuted its new drive tire, the 709ZL, which is available in 295/75R22.5 and 11R22.5 sizes.

According to Rick Phillips, Yokohama's director of commercial sales, the 709ZL employs the firm's Zenvironment technology, which combines the latest breakthroughs in casing design, rubber compounding and tread design. Highlights of the 709ZL include:

  • Low rolling resistance and superior fuel economy, thanks to the new compound using Zenvironment technology

  • Unique drive tire tread design

  • Solid shoulder rib and serpentine grooves for extra rigidity and stability

  • Z Block design to improve wet traction and lower rolling resistance

The 709ZL will be available in the latter part of 2012. For more information, visit

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