R-4 Industrial Tractor.
New sizes: 10.5/80-18, 10 and 12 ply ratings; 12.5/80-18. 12 and 14 ply ratings.
These new sizes are intended for front-wheel applications on vehicles such as backhoes, Denman said.
Ziex S/TZ-01: light truck, high-performance radial.
Features: H speed rating; UTQG rating—420 AA; aggressive "Talon" tread design; rim protection flange; 50,000-mile limited treadwear warranty.
Sizes: 11 P-metric sizes with 45- to 60-series aspect ratios to fit 17-, 18- and 20-inch rims.
Falken Tire said it developed the Ziex S/TZ-01 "to fit the demanding style and performance needs" of sport trucks and sport-utility vehicles.
XLTA: off-the-road, L2/G2 radial.
Features: Designed for motorgraders and small to medium wheel-loaders; all-steel casing enhances durability and flat-resistance; aggressive, non-directional tread improves traction; increased tread depth and modified shoulder design promote even wear and longer tread life.
Sizes: 15.5R25. 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25.
HTRZ II: passenger, ultra-high-performance radial.
New size: 255/35ZR20 93W.
This new size is designed to fit larger Mercedes Benz and BMW luxury performance vehicles, Sumitomo Tire said.
Hi Load Radial: agricultural, R-1S drive radial (S=special).
Features: designed for use on large sprayers; load rating symbol—eight stars; shallower, heavier and wid`r lugs than a standard R-1 (rear farm tractor) tire, buttressed for greater stability; rounded shoulders minimize damage during turns; T-99 tread compound for greater resistance to stubble damage; higher tread-to-void ratio allows 47-percent higher load capacity than a standard tire, the company said.
Titan said the Hi Load Radial had the highest load capacity of any farm tire currently available: 10,560 pounds at 66 psi. The tire recently won an AE-50 Award for technical innovation from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.