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SANTA ANA, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2016) — Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) will debut proprietary tire-tracking software, called Y Trax, for off-road equipment operators during this year’s MINExpo International trade show in Las Vegas, along with one new and one prototype OTR tire.
Yokohama said Y Trax allows the user to calculate per-mile and treadlife costs, as well as predict wear and replacement demands. Additionally, it builds a photo history of each tire’s performance, monitors tire-related downtime and eliminates manual record-keeping.
Company staff will be on hand to demonstrate the software.
On the tire side, YTC will debut the R69 L5-S, a 25-inch radial for loaders in underground mine applications, and show the RL47 prototype, a 57-inch radial for ultra-large dump trucks.
“MINExpo is the largest mining show in the world and is the best place to display our OTR tire line to our customers,” said Tim Easter, YTC director of off-the-road sales.