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A New Tire Line for Long-Haul Trucks: the BFGoodrich Highway Control

Posted on April 3, 2019

Michelin North America Inc. is upgrading two truck tires with the release of a new line from BFGoodrich — the Highway Control line.

The new steer and trailer tires in the BFGoodrich Highway Control line replace the BFGoodrich ST 244 and TR 144 tires.
The new steer and trailer tires in the BFGoodrich Highway Control line replace the BFGoodrich ST 244 and TR 144 tires.
The Highway Control S (a steer and all-position tire) and Highway Control T (trailer tire) is designed for trucks used for long-haul, tanker, refrigerated and dry-van truckload operations. The new line is SmartWay-verified.

The Highway Control S includes these features:

  • new sidewall compounds designed to provide fuel efficiency without sacrificing wear;
  • an improved shoulder rib with microsipes to improve resistance to irregular wear;
  • a new tread design with optimized microsiping, which works to prevent the onset of irregular tread wear;
  • serpentine flow-through grooves evacuate water, and provide all-weather confidence;
  • a variable-groove wall helps reduce stone retention and extend the casing life;
  • it's retreadable; and
  • a first-year, “Work Hard” mileage-satisfaction guarantee.

The BFGoodrich Highway Control S tire replaces the BFGoodrich ST 244. It is available in these sizes:

  • 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 (in both Load Range G and H),
  • 275/80R22.5 (Load Range G), and
  • 285/80R24.5 (Load Range G).

The BFGoodrich Highway Control T trailer tire will be available May 1 and replaces the BFGoodrich TR 144. It's available in these sizes:

  • 11R22.5,
  • 275/80R22.5,
  • 11R24.5. and
  • 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G).

The Highway Control T offers many of the same features as its steer counterpart:

  • new sidewall compounds designed for fuel efficiency without sacrificing wear;
  • a shoulder-decoupling groove with microsipes to help fight the onset of irregular wear;
  • a long tread life;
  • the pass-through groove helps evacuate water; and
  • a two-year, even-wear satisfaction guarantee.

Both tires include a five-year, two-retread manufacturer’s limited casing guarantee.

“BFGoodrich commercial truck products are built to deliver long, even wear and fuel-efficiency performance to get the job done — even in tough conditions," says Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for BFGoodrich commercial truck tires. "It’s a brand that fleet operators can count on."

For more information, visit www.bfgoodrichtrucktires.com.

Related Topics: Adam Murphy, BFGoodrich, long-haul tires, medium truck tires, Michelin, truck tires

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