Krawler T/AKX: light truck tire for extreme off-road use.
Features: Huge, aggressive lugs in the tread and sidewall areas built for traction and resistance to punctures and bruising; four-ply nylon carcass with slightly angled alternate plies for puncture resistance; two lightweight steel belts that enhance the tire's ability to flex over rocks; a specially formulated, tri-polymer tread compound that helps provides grip and control on rocks and hard-packed dirt; two versions of the 17-inch size available, one of which can be ordered with 50 percent of the tread left blank, to be custom grooved by the consumer.
Sizes: 35x13.50R15 and 37x12.50R17.
Potenza RE950: performance passenger tire.
New sizes: 225/50R16 92V, 235/ 45ZR17 94W, 205/55R16 91V, 215/45ZR17 87W, 245/50R16 97V, 205/40ZR17 80W and 225/55R16 95V.
CrossContact LX: light truck tire.
Features: Asymmetrical tread pattern with open shoulder design; three circumferential ribs with offset rows of tread lugs and extensive fine sipes for all-season traction; acoustic Alterra technology to reduce road noise; flanged lower sidewall to prevent rim damage.
Sizes: 12, from 235/75R15 109T to 285/60R18 116 H, with availability at the end of the second quarter.
Ventus Z211: ultra-high performance track and tuner tire.
Features: Sticky R-compound to provide the grip racers look for in a tire, the company said; designed and molded at 7/32-inch skid depth for wet traction; can be shaved to 3/32 inches for tighter grip on dry surfaces; UTQG rating of 50/AA/A.
Size: 205/50ZR15, with 11 others in development.
The Sports Car Club of America has designated the Ventus Z211 as the spec tire for its Mazda Miata North American Cup Series.
RD-LH: drive-axle precure tread.
Features: Closed shoulder design that combines four large longitudinal grooves, three rows of blocks with cross sculpture and longitudinal bridges; wide footprint area and solid square shoulders for stability and even wear; low-hysteresis compounding delivers superior mileage, the company said.
Sizes: To fit all major 22.5-inch and 24.5-inch casings.
M-8090 Creepy Crawler: Off-road light truck tire.
Features: Rugged, square profile sidewall and aggressive tread pattern; developed for durability and claw-like traction on uneven terrain; specially created compound and lug design to prevent chunking while staggered groove patterns and shoulder lugs minimize sideway slippage; unique, horizontal siping to maximize traction in all weather conditions; bias construction; DOT certified.
Sizes: 35x12.50-15, 35x12.50-16, 37x12.50-15, 37x12.50-16, 33x12.50-15, 33x12.50-16, 37x14.50-15, 37x14.50-16, 38.5x14.50-15 and 38.5x14.50-16, with availability in the third quarter of 2003.
Log Stomper: forestry tire.
New size: 73x50.00-32.
TT49V: R-1W radial tractor tire for narrow row crop farming.
Features: With a 54-inch rim diameter, the TT49 V is the tallest and narrowest R-1W radial tire in the world, Titan said; nine-inch width eliminates tire sidewall and crop damage caused by 11- and 12-inch wide tires; load-carrying capacity of 6,610 pounds at 30 mph and 9,100 pounds at 5 mph; overall 77-inch height that allows farmers the advantage of working in fields longer into the growing season without damaging crops, Titan said.
Designed for the high clearance tractor and sprayer markets, the TT49V tire will fit popular John Deere, Case, New Holland, AGCO and Kubota tractors used in row crop farming, Titan International Inc. said.
Tube & Solid Tire
Dobertrac: skid steer tire bonded to a steel wheel.
Features: Deep-lug Chevron tread for traction in any application; mining compound for cutting and chunking resistance; self-cleaning tread.
Size: Fits skid steer loaders using 10-16.5 and 12-16.5 tires.
Sportrac 2: high-performance passenger tire.
Features: Silica Sport Solution tread compound for performance on wet roads; reduced rolling resistance and wide vertical grooves for maximum disposal of rainwater; inner liner made of an airtight compound to reduce air loss and create a longer tire lifespan; stronger sidewall to provide maximum resistance to sideways forces; and HTS (handling tuned sidewall) to reduce sidewall distortion.
Sizes: Two 14-inch sizes, 13 15-inch sizes, 14 16-inch sizes and six 17-inch sizes ranging from 185/60R14 to 235/45ZR17.