GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has developed a BFGoodrich-branded light truck tire for heavy-duty applications, the HD-Terrain T/A KT.
"While the work environment can be demanding on vehicles, most of today's tire options are not designed to resist high torque and extreme chipping and tearing, but instead are designed for recreational off-road vehicles and applications," Stephen Peters, BFGoodrich brand director, said.
"The BFGoodrich HD-Terrain T/A KT tire fills a void in the market. Our offer is purposely built for consumers who want a longer-lasting tire even if they drive heavy-duty trucks."
The new line will launch April 1 with 24 sizes covering 16- to 22-inch rim diameters , the company said, with seven additional sizes to debut in July.
The HD-Terrain tire is engineered for intense conditions and tested in the most punishing environments for tires, Michelin said.
- Chip-and-tear durability and sidewall toughness: the HD-Terrain has a new tread compound designed to resist chipping and tearing.
- Application- and fitment-focused: Designed for heavy-duty light trucks that may be dumping tons of stone or towing a skid loader out of a ditch.
- Traction: With "mud-phobic" bars and a serrated shoulder design, the tire can plow through gravel and mud, the company said.
The tire also features Michelin's CoreGard technology, which protects against sidewall splitting. Michelin is offering a 60-day satisfaction guarantee and six-year standard limited warranty coverage.
In addition, the HD-Terrain tire will feature "Baja Champion" on its sidewall after capturing a SCORE Baja 500 class victory in 2021, Michelin said.
These tires are produced at Michelin plants in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. Pricing information was not disclosed.