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TBC Brands introduces Sumitomo ST719 all-position tire

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TBC Brands has introduced the new Sumitomo ST719 all-position tire for metro and regional applications.

The ST719 utilizes the tread design of the ST719SE and serves as a successor to the ST718 and ST727 tires. Features highlighted by the company include its high wear performance tread compounds to improve scrub resistance; a wider tread width for improved retreadability; stone ejectors that minimize stone drilling and protect the tire casing; and design elements that give it more miles per 32nd and an extra-wide tread face for increased vehicle stability.

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“The Sumitomo ST719 is just one of many new products that will be introduced this year as we continue to expand and enhance the Sumitomo family of commercial tires,” said Bill Dashiell, senior vice president of the commercial division for TBC Corp. “We remain committed to offering the most advanced products for performance, durability and safety, while offering dealers a superior profit opportunity and, for fleets and owner-operators, an outstanding product with exceptional value.”

The first size of the tire currently available with an additional eight sizes slated for introduction in July. During the first quarter of 2019, when the line is expected to be completed, a total of twelve sizes will be available.

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