GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 6, 2009) — Michelin North America Inc.'s BFGoodrich brand is adding six Load Range E-rated sizes of its All-Terrain T/AKO bringing to 21 the number of LRE versions available.
Already available are two LRE sizes, 225/75R16 LRE and 285/70R17 LRE, with two more coming in May, 305/54R16 LRE and 325/65R18 LRE, and two more in June 325/60R20 LRE and 265/75R16 LRE.
The LRE versions provide additional load carrying capacity for the All-Terrain T/AKO. Theses latest new sizes are conversions from Load Range D, the company said. The All-Terrain T/AKO line features 51 fitments ranging in size from 215/75R15 to 325/60R22.
“BFGoodrich Tires understands that drivers face a variety of conditions and circumstances out on the road and need a tire that can easily adapt to their changing environment,” said Joe Mazur, light truck category manager for BFGoodrich.
“The additional LRE sizes of the All-Terrain T/AKO will ensure that drivers can go where they want to go and do what they want to do both on and off road without sacrificing payload and air pressure requirements they expect.”
BFG will expand the LRE offerings later this year by another six sizes to 27 total, Mr. Mazur said.
BFG started enhancing the LRE range in 2006 to address new OE applications, Mr. Mazur said, and has contined to expand this offering because of positive consumer feedback.