Silvertown Radial: passenger, classic wide-whitewall radial.
New size: 165R15.
The BFG Silvertown Radial line is available from Coker Tire Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.; (800) 251-6336 or (423) 265-6368.
Graspic DS-1: passenger, studless winter radial.
Features: rated for use in severe snow conditions; Q speed rating (up to 99 mph); designed for optimal traction on ice and snow with a silica-based glass-fiber tread compound; wiper-type tread block design offering improved traction and performance of tread block siping; razor-styled outer tread block design for greater lateral biting action; rim protector flange on larger sizes.
Sizes: 36 45- to 80-series sizes to fit 12- to 17-inch rims.
Radial Mud Rover: light truck, off-road radial.
New sizes: LT235/70R16, LT255/ 70R16 and LT265/70R17, all load range C.
VE 470 Timberskid II: forestry, LS-2 log-skidder tire, featuring the VE-470 cut- and tear-resistant tread compound.
New sizes: 23.1226, 16-ply; 24.5232, 18-ply.
Speed 506: passenger, high-performance radial.
Features: H, V or Z speed rating, depending upon size; directional, V-shaped tread pattern promotes water evacuation and performance in the wet; diagonal sipes enhance grip when cornering; tread pattern is offset for a smoother ride with less noise; sizes with aspect ratios of 55 and below incorporate a rim protector flange.
Sizes: 22 45- to 70-series sizes to fit 14- to 17-inch rims.
Speed 516: passenger radial.
Features: S or T speed rating; multiple drainage grooves improve wet traction; central tread bands promote stability and directional control; offset tread design and noise-reduction siping enhance driver comfort.
Sizes: 22 60- to 80-series sizes for 13-, 14- and 15-inch rims.
Power Fleet 973: truck, all-position, on-/off-road radial.
Features: designed for mixed service and high loads over rock, gravel, mud and highway; aggressive 23/32-inch-deep tread in a four-rib pattern with a beveled shoulder design that has deep notches for traction; cut- and chip-resistant tread and sidewall compounds combine with extra heavy undertread to resist cutting and stone damage; four full-belt crown construction; can be run at variable speeds up to 65 mph.
Sizes: 315/80R22.5, 12R22.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5.
XGLA2: off-the-road, L2/G2 radial.
Features: designed for motorgraders, small wheel loaders and rough-terrain cranes; aggressive, non-directional tread enhances traction and grip; large footprint reduces wheel slip; all-steel casing construction reduces downtime and improves fuel economy.
Sizes: 13.00R24, 14.00R24 and 16.00R24.
XZM Stabil'X: industrial radial.
New size: 18.00R33.
Michelin said this new XZM size is the largest radial tire specifically designed for industrial applications, including larger forklifts and reach stackers. When fitted to a drive axle, it has a maximum load capacity of 110 tons at 15 mph.
XZY-1S: truck, all-position, on-/ off-road radial.
Features: designed for special service applications in the sanitation and waste industry; extra-wide tread improves handling and traction, and together with thick sidewalls, extends tire life; 23/32-inch-deep tread with deep, see-through grooves for better wet traction; application-specific tread compound resists cutting, chipping and chunking.
Sizes: 315/80R22.5, load range L.