PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (April 14, 2014) — TBC Wholesale is expanding its HiFly consumer tire line with additional sizes and winter fitments and is promising to keep expanding the economy segment tire line it imports from China.
TBC Wholesale also is broadening its WinterClaw winter line with additional sizes.
TBC is broadening the HiFly line by adding a dozen metric passenger sizes and two LT sizes to the AT601 all-terrain line and one commercial LT size to the HT601 highway all-season line, along with new sizes of both studdable and non-studded winter lines.
TBC launched the HiFly program in 2012, acquiring the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights from Unicorn Tire Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based importer/wholesaler; the brand itself is registered with China's Shandong Hengfeng Rubber & Plastic Co. Ltd.
The new metric all-terrain sizes are in 15- to 17-inch rim diameters, which together with the new LT sizes — LT285/75R16 and LT285/70R17 — expand the range to 23 sizes in what TBC calls the “highest volume” sizes in the segment.
The AT601 features a an aggressive tread design for all surface traction and durability while maintaining ride comfort and even wear, TBC said.
In addition, TBC is adding the LT215/85R16 size to the HT601 Highway All Season line, boosting that line to 17 metric and LT sizes. The HT601 has a solid center rib and slotted shoulder design for applications that require superior on-road stability and tracking, long even wear and extended commercial service use.