BF Goodrich commercial truck tires launched the Cross Control S and Cross Control D tires, two all-terrain tires for use in construction, logging and energy applications. It announced the new tires at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
The BF Goodrich Cross Control tire line features thick sidewalls to resist damage from impacts, heat-release compounds to reduce internal casing temperatures, a full-protector ply to provide protection from penetrations and road hazards, and anti-cut and chip resistance.
The Cross Control S offers 20% more mileage in its wide-base iteration than the BFGoodrich ST565TM wide-base tire, according to the company. 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, according to the company.
The BFGoodrich Cross Control S tire is currently available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 (Load Range H), 315/80R22.5 (Load Range L), and starting in May will be available in sizes 385/65R22.5 (Load Range J) and 425/65R22.5 (Load Range L).
The 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 more lugs on the road to grip snow, mud and dirt.
"With wider lug spacing, traction remains great even as the tire wears," said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing for BFGoodrich commercial truck tires.
A wider protector provides greater protection from road hazards and penetrations, which can leave vehicles stranded on the side of the road with unexpected downtime.
The BFGoodrich Cross Control D tire is available in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes (Load Range H).