Watch: The benefits of wide base tires

Watch: The benefits of wide base tires

Let’s talk wide base tires. Introduced in the year 2000, wide base tires remain a small minority of the truck tire market but have carved out a niche in certain applications.

The three main reasons a fleet might choose wide base tires are weight savings, fuel efficiency, and load efficiency. Wide base tires are more expensive, however, so the trade-off needs to be worth it.

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