WOODBURN, Ind. (WANE) The BFGoodrich Fort Wayne manufacturing plant located in Woodburn is making a new tire intended to fill a void. The BFGoodrich HD-Terrain T/A KT tire is purpose built for people who want a longer-lasting tire for their heavy duty trucks according to a press release from the company.

“While the work environment can be demanding on vehicles, most of today’s tire options are not
designed to resist high torque and extreme chipping and tearing, but instead are designed for
recreational off-road vehicles and applications,” said Stephen Peters, BFGoodrich Brand
Director. “

According to BFGoodrich, the HD-Terrain tire is engineered for intense conditions and tested in the most punishing environments. It includes features such as:

  • Chip-and-tear durability and sidewall toughness: The tires were tested in some of
    the most extreme conditions. After each test, the tires rolled away ready for more. HD Terrain has an all-new tread compound designed to resist chipping and tearing.
  • Application- and fitment-focused: The demands of heavy-duty trucks are on the rise,
    so BFGoodrich engineered a tire that meets the moment and then some. Whether you’re
    dumping tons of stone into a truck or towing a skid loader out of a ditch, the tires are
    purpose-built for any task.
  • Traction: The HD-Terrain tire features “Mud-Phobic” bars and a serrated shoulder design, the tire will allow you to plow through gravel and mud and then take the pavement home at the end of the day.

The tire also features CoreGard technology, for toughness against sidewall
splitting. Drivers will be able to reduce downtime because HD-Terrain is engineered to be
longer-lasting and more durable than any other tire — on and off the job site.
In addition, the HD-Terrain tire will wear “Baja Champion” on its sidewall after capturing a
SCORE Baja 500 class victory in 2021.

The tires go on sale April 1.