FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Carlstar Group L.L.C. has launched the Carlisle PaveMaster, a tire designed for UTVs and side-by-side vehicles running often on hard-packed surfaces and paved roads.
The tire's "specially designed tread center zone gives perfect stability on these surfaces," the company said.
"The PaveMaster tire was originally conceived due to a need for a hard-surface friendly tire designed for a smooth, quiet, comfortable ride in European regions where road use is common in villages and moving from one agricultural area to another," Rhett Turpin, director of powersports at Carlstar, said. "In addition to these attributes, our designers recognized the need for ample off-road traction as well.
"The result is a directional tread pattern in radial construction that provides a responsive, smooth, quiet ride on hard surfaces and good traction and cleanout in off-road and wet conditions."
The company, whose tire brands include Carlisle, ITP and Marastar, is a global supplier of specialty tires and wheels serving the agricultural, industrial, lawn and garden, and powersports markets.
The Pavemaster launches in two sizes: 205/80R12 adn 255/65R12.
Carlstar is the 48th largest tire company in the world, based on sales, according to the Tire Business 2020 Global Tire Report company rankings, with $495 million in sales in 2019.
"The PaveMaster was designed for those seeking a radial tire that will provide stability while driving on pavement and hard pack terrains," said Todd Hinson, Powersports Product Manager at The Carlstar Group. "The directional tread pattern provides traction in loose conditions and a rounded shoulder for effortless steering."