BFGoodrich commercial truck tires has launched two new regional tires, the Route Control S and Route Control D, to help truckers in wet-weather conditions. The launch is part of a celebration of the company’s 150th anniversary.
BFGoodrich says its Route Control tire line is designed with features, such advanced compounding, enabling superior performance in the demanding, high-scrub regional environment; enhanced sidewall that resists curb impact and withstands shocks; and excellent retreadability.
The BFGoodrich Route Control S (steer/all-position) tire, which is SmartWay-verified, replaces the BFGoodrich ST 230. The tire is engineered to provide long tread life and even-wear performance. Optimized microsiping technology fights the onset of irregular wear across the tread and zigzag, flow-through grooves provide outstanding water evacuation and grip, the company says.
The Route Control S is available in sizes 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 275/80R22.5 and 285/75R24.5, with the 255/70R22.5 (Load Range H) arriving in the third quarter. The 245/70R19.5 urban size was previously released with the 225/70R19.5 size arriving in the third quarter.
The BFGoodrich Route Control D (drive) tire is a new regional offering in the product lineup. Route Control D offers the traction and long-wearing tread necessary in regional applications. The drive tire has an open-shoulder, directional tread pattern to deliver all-weather traction, the company says.
The Route Control D tire is available in sizes 11R22.5 and11R24.5 (Load Range H) and 275/80R22.5 (Load Range G). It also is available in urban size 245/70R19.5, with the 225/70R19.5 size arriving in the third quarter (Load Range H).
Affirming the downtime-fighting durability of the Route Control line, BFGoodrich offers a six-month road test guarantee for the first six months of use or before 50 percent of its usable tread life. It also offers a five-year/two-retread manufacturer’s limited casing guarantee, the company says.