AboutYOHTA Team

The YOHTA Team is a collaboration of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America's product managers, field engineers, sales team, and marketing members. The team is committed to delivering high-quality information about the fields of agriculture, construction, forestry, material handling, mining, trucking, and other OTR applications—along with the tires used in them.

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May 19, 2022 11:02:13 AM

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Electrification and Construction Tires

Application-Specific Tires for Electric Construction Equipment 


The use of electric equipment is building in popularity on construction sites across the globe and is poised to surge in the coming years. Driving this interest in electric equipment is everything from a growing number of electric offerings from equipment manufacturers to rapidly improving technology and the numerous advantages offered by going electric. Electric equipment presents new challenges to tires, however, and fleet managers will want to consider their unique needs when selecting them.

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Topics: Construction Industry, Construction, Construction Tires

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May 10, 2022 1:38:39 PM

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What to Look for in an Implement Tire

Choosing an Application-Specific Implement Tire 


It’s easy to overlook implement tires, especially considering that equipment like planters, tillage, and carts spend a relatively small amount of time in the field compared to the tractors that pull them. But choosing application-specific implement tires is key to unlocking a tractor’s full potential. After all, the speed, load, and compaction-reducing benefits of high-tech tractor tires can be diminished if the implements they’re pulling aren’t equipped with tires equal to the task.

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Topics: Farm Tires, Agricultural Tires, Implement Tires

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May 3, 2022 12:06:13 PM

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Understanding OTR Tire Tread Patterns

How to Choose an OTR Tire Tread Pattern 


The tread pattern of an OTR tire is responsible for many of its characteristics, including the traction and flotation the tire provides and its resistance to cuts, chunks, wear, and heat. Selecting the right tire with a tread optimized for the conditions it will operate in is essential for maximizing a tire’s return on investment and can provide numerous other benefits, such as improved machine efficiency and productivity.

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Topics: Tire Construction, Construction Tires, OTR Tires, Tread Patterns

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Apr 20, 2022 1:32:08 PM

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Tires vs. Tracks: Which is More Fuel Efficient

What is More Fuel-Efficient, Tires or Tracks?

Tractors are the engine of a farm, pulling everything from planting implements like seeders in the spring to hauling carts during harvest in the fall. Because tractors are the primary power source on the farm, the expense of keeping them fueled is significant—most years, fuel accounts for about 5% of a farmer’s overall costs. Given the considerable expense of fuel, even small differences can result in large returns—which begs the question, what is more fuel-efficient: tires or tracks? 

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Topics: Farm Tires, Agricultural Tires, Farm Technology, IF/VF Tires, Tractor Tires, Alliance AgriFlex

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Mar 30, 2022 1:48:25 PM

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When Should You Replace Forklift Tires?

New Forklift Tires Improve Productivity, Performance, and Safety 

Tires play a vital role in the performance of forklifts—it’s estimated that the average drive tire on a forklift carries more than 9,600 lbs—and while it’s tempting to try and stretch the life of your forklift tires, doing so can lead to a host of issues. Conversely, if you replace forklift tires too early, you risk cutting into your return on investment. This begs the question: when is the right time to replace forklift tires?

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Topics: Forklift tires, Galaxy Yardmaster Range, Material Handling Tires

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