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TBC Brands Displaying New Sumitomo Commercial Tires at TMC Meeting

TBC Brands will display the new Sumitomo ST788 SE Steer Position and ST948 SE Drive tires at the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Feb. 27 – March 1.

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TBC Brands will display the new Sumitomo ST788 SE Steer Position and ST948 SE Drive tires at the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Feb. 27 – March 1.

“Both the ST788 SE and the ST948 SE are the latest generation of developments for the Sumitomo brand of truck tires,” said Aaron C. Murphy, vice president of commercial truck tire sales.  “These tires have been developed with the latest Sumitomo Rubber Industries proprietary 4D Nano technology and offer the market product performance not seen from Sumitomo truck tires before now.”

Sumitomo’s ST788 SE Steer Position is a Smartway-verified, long mileage tire designed for line-haul and long distance operations. The tire’s micro-sipes throughout the tread area and teardrop shaped decoupling grooves help improve wear, retreadability and durability, TBC said. TBC adds that the tire is ideal for operations that require superior mileage and a lower cost per mile in their tire programs.

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The new ST948 SE is a closed shoulder, Smartway-verified, 30/32nd premium drive position tire and features wide tread blocks to reduce tread squirm and increase miles to removal, TBC said. The company adds that the ST948 SE tread face contains micro-sipes to disperse water and increase traction, plus the tire has a wider footprint that offers a consistent contact patch on the road.

Both tires are available in sizes 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5. The ST788 SE is also available in sizes 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5, in Load Range H.

For information, visit sumitomotrucktires.com.

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