YOKOHAMA RS02

YOKOHAMA RS02Yokohama RS02 tire is another good product recently released by Yokohama tire manufacturing company, North America. The tire is designed to give G-2 graders more traction and performance in all wintry conditions. Available only in 14.00R24 sizes for now, the RS02 offers more bite on the ice with its unique winter compound and versatile tread pattern ensuring its good performance no matter the weather condition.

 

 

 

 

It is a good tire for G-2 graders, caterpillars and other construction and agricultural implements. The tire RS02 has been developed bearing in mind the company’s penchant for durability, serviceability safety and security.

The RS02 is a good option for any security-conscious driver willing to deliver under any harsh weather condition. Someone who cares for non-stop delivery of his essential services no matter what the road condition and its attendant pressure presents.

Yokohama’s RS02 enjoys no tread-life warranty for now but is equipped with uniform warranty of original usable life down to 0/32”(0mm) remaining but not exceeding 5 years from the date of purchase. This however does not represent the expected service life of the tire.

 

Performance

The new RS02 radial snow tire was developed to give G2 graders optimal winter performance by providing superior grip on snow and ice as well as maximum durability in extreme wintry conditions.

All-new RS02 is a rugged winter radial tire constructed with an upgraded tread pattern and extensive sipping that enhances good traction and performance in winter condition.

The tough weather calls for even tougher off-the-road tires in the field. Thus, Yokohama RS02 radial snow tire was designed to give G-2 graders much more traction and maneuverability in all wintry situations.

The unique tread design allows the tire good grip on ice and to evacuate snow and slush and at the same time resist damages. The compound and the tread design are specially built to allow for efficient use of time via the swift rolling response thereby allowing for operators’ ability to meet a targeted performance goal.

Its specially-formulated winter compound and hundreds of biting edges combine to provide enhanced traction on ice and snow.

With reliability in mind, RS02 radial snow tire is designed with a high turn-up construction for maximum lateral stability and exceptionally reinforced sidewall for improved puncture resistance, while its non-directional tread pattern saves time and effort during fitment.

However, a significant challenge posed to RS02 radial snow tire was the creation of an ineffective tread pattern. With an OTR tire requiring out-sized tread blocks for traction, its durability and strength can be compromised.

Also, the tire’s designed patterned-tread difficulty to simultaneously dissolve large quantities of soft snow and biting from forming solid ice is another minus.

 

RS02 radial snow tire

Technology

  • The tire comes with a specially formulated winter compound and hundreds of biting edges which combined to provide enhanced traction on ice and snow.
  • The large hexagonal bead bundle adds strength to the tire while eliminating slippages.
  • The tire’s high turn-up construction provides lateral stability and additional sidewall protection for a long-lasting and durability.
  • The “OTR” belt-wire protects the heavy-duty belt package to provide outstanding puncture resistance.
  • Non-directional tread pattern makes mounting and rotating easily achievable.
  • Its tread designs are unique and come from years of experience in building tires for severe-weather condition operations across the globe. They also provide a certain level of safety and security for the users while operating in harsh conditions.

 

Pros

  • Good biting edges in severe snow
  • Good traction

Cons

  • No tread life warranty

 

Warranty

Yokohama’s RS02 enjoys no tread-life warranty for now but is equipped with uniform warranty of original usable life down to 0/32”(0mm) remaining but not exceeding 5 years from the date of purchase. This however does not represent the expected service life of the tire.

Conclusion

Yokohama RS02 radial snow tire was developed with a degree of focus on safety and security of the users, durability and serviceability of the product itself and the age-long goodwill and integrity of the company.

The RS02 can be recommended for any security-conscious driver who cares for non-stop delivery of his essential services no matter the condition of the road and its attendant pressure.

We hope our review will be a helpful guide in making a good choice. If you have a comment, question or review of this tire kindly leave it in the box below, we will be glad to hear from you.

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