LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Michelin North America Inc. has launched a pair of BFGoodrich-brand all-terrain tires, the Cross Control S and Cross Control D, for trucks used for construction, logging and energy industries.
The BFG 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-percent 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.
The Cross Control S (all-terrain steer/all-position) tire is guaranteed to provide 20-percent more mileage on the wide-base iteration of the Goodrich Cross Control S than with the BFG ST565TM wide-base tire, the company said.
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, Michelin said.
The BFG Cross Control S is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 (Load Range H), 315/80R22.5 (Load Range L). Starting in May the tire also will be available in sizes 385/65R22.5 (Load Range J) and 425/65R22.5 (Load Range L).
The BFG Cross Control D all-terrain drive tire offers many of the same features as its steer-axle counterpart. It is designed with 25 percent more lugs on the road to grip snow, mud and dirt and features 75 percent wider protector ply than a leading competitor for greater protection from road hazards and penetrations, the tire maker said.
The Cross Control D tire is available in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes (Load Range H).