Since 1996, BFGoodrich commercial truck tires have proudly helped American truckers take control on our nation’s highways and by-ways. With the launch of two new all-terrain tires from BFGoodrich, the Cross Control S and Cross Control D, the legacy continues for trucks used for construction, logging, and energy that encounter aggressive conditions in grueling day-to-day environments.
“BFGoodrich commercial truck products are built to deliver the best uptime in their class with tough proven performance,” said Adam Murphy, vice-president of B2B marketing for BFGoodrich commercial truck tires. “It’s a brand that fleet operators can count on while working on the most demanding job sites.”
The new BFGoodrich Cross Control tire line is designed to combat damage and downtime with features that include:
- Thick sidewalls to resist damage from impacts;
- Heat-release compounds to help reduce internal casing temperatures;
- A full-protector ply, which is 75% wider than a leading competitor, to provide protection from penetrations and road hazards even past the outer grooves; and
- Anti-cut and chip resistance to help prevent damage that can take a tire prematurely out of service.
In fact, the BFGoodrich Cross Control S (all-terrain steer/all-position) tire is guaranteed to provide 20% more mileage on the wide-base iteration of the BFGoodrich Cross Control S than with the BFGoodrich ST565 wide-base tire. The serrated shoulder with staggered rib blocks assist with maneuverability in soft soils and snow conditions. The aggressive ribbed tread design provides traction in challenging conditions without sacrificing handling or ride comfort.
The BFGoodrich Cross Control S tire is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 (Load Range H), 315/80R22.5 (Load Range L), and starting in May 2018 will be available in sizes 385/65R22.5 (Load Range J) and 425/65R22.5 (Load Range L).
The new BFGoodrich Cross Control D, an all-terrain drive tire, offers many of the same features as its steer counterpart. Built for traction, it is designed with 25% more lugs on the road to grip snow, mud and dirt. A 75% wider protector ply than a leading competitor provides greater protection from road hazards and penetrations, which can leave fleets and owner-operators on the side of the road encountering unexpected downtime.
The BFGoodrich Cross Control D tire is available in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes (Load Range H). And confident in the Cross Control’s downtime-fighting durability and increased mileage, BFGoodrich offers a work-hard guarantee for the products.
To learn more, visit www.bfgoodrichtrucktires.com.