Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is adding F-load range tires to the brand’s Open Country line of light truck products to meet the needs of late model truck owners and dealers.
The F-load tires are available in the Open Country M/T; Open Country R/T; and Open Country A/T II tires, including sizes 35x12.50R20LT, 33X12.50R18LT and 37X12.50R22LT.
F-load range tires allow for higher carrying capacity at a higher inflation pressure compared to tires of the same size with an E-load range. These new tires address the increase in payload and towing capacity of today’s trucks, giving owners the freedom to personalize the look and style of their vehicles with a tire that is properly load rated.
“At Toyo Tires we are committed to creating innovative products and solutions to address the needs and expectations of the off-road community and specialty dealers,” says Conrad Galamgam, senior director of product planning for Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “These new F-load range tires enable truck owners to get the tire performance and look they desire, while meeting or exceeding the load-carrying requirements of their trucks.”
Here's a breakdown of the styles and sizes available in the new F-load range (including one new size coming in the Open Country M/T).
Open Country M/T
37X12.50R22LT (Coming Soon)
Open Country R/T
Open Country A/T II
Toyo offers this 6-point checklist for tire replacement and load-carrying capacity:
- Confirm that the load-carrying capacity is greater than or equal to the load carrying capacity of the OE tire size at the pressure indicated on the vehicle Tire Information Placard.
- Carefully note any differences between recommendations for front and rear axle positions regarding the tire size and/ or inflation pressure.
- The speed rating must be equal to or greater than what is specified by the vehicle manufacturer if the speed capability of the vehicle is to be maintained.
- Tires should be mounted on approved wheel widths. If changing tire sizes, check to make sure the wheel has adequate load and inflation pressure capacity.
- Body and chassis clearance must be checked on the vehicle’s front and rear axles.
- Proper spacing between dual tires is necessary for optimum tire performance. If chains are used, particular care must be taken to assure adequate clearance between loaded tires to avoid damage from the chains. The allowable outside diameter difference between a tire and its dual mate is 1/4” (6.4 mm) for light truck tires.