The M154 by Toyo Tires has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay verification as a steer tire when used in a set on a rig equipped with the company’s M657 drive tire and M127 free-rolling tire for trailer axles. Toyo says this is the company’s fourth commercial product to receive recognition as a low-rolling resistance tire; owners now can choose between two products for the steer position, the M154 for regional trucking and the M137 for long-haul applications.
The M154 is manufactured using Toyo Tires’ e-balance technology that focuses on a stiffer belt package, stiffer bead construction and optimization through simulation technology. Benefits include improved tire life, improved endurance, improved irregular wear resistance and improved fuel consumption. The five-rib M154 has a full 22/32-inch tread depth.
“We are proud to have our M154 included in the EPA’s SmartWay verification program,” says Lori Simonelli, senior director of technical services for Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Toyo Tires is known for its technology, and this is demonstrated with our four commercial tire products meeting strict government standards to help reduce harmful emissions.”