BFGoodrich announced the launch of two new tires: the Highway Control S and Highway Control T. The new BFGoodrich Highway Control tire line, which is SmartWay verified, is designed with features that include the following, according to the company:
- New sidewall compounds designed to provide fuel efficiency without sacrificing wear;
- Improved shoulder rib with microsipes to improve resistance to irregular wear; and
- New tread design with optimized microsiping, which fights the onset of irregular tread wear.
The BFGoodrich Highway Control S (steer/all-position) tire is available immediately and replaces the BFGoodrich ST 244. It is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 (Load Range G), 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 (Load Range H), 275/80R22.5 (Load Range G), and 285/80R24.5 (Load Range G).
The new BFGoodrich Highway Control T trailer tire will be available May 1 and replaces the BFGoodrich TR 144. Highway Control T offers many of the same features as its steer counterpart, with new sidewall compounds designed for fuel efficiency without sacrificing wear. The Highway Control T incorporates a shoulder-decoupling groove with microsipes to help fight the onset of irregular wear. The trailer-tire has a long tread life and its pass-through groove is designed to provide outstanding water evacuation, the company said. The BFGoodrich Highway Control T tire is available in sizes 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G).
BFGoodrich offers a first-year mileage-satisfaction guarantee on the Highway Control S tire. The Highway Control T offers a two-year, even-wear satisfaction guarantee. Both offer a five-year, two-retread manufacturer’s limited casing guarantee.