LT-metric, LT-flotation and LT-numeric tires are branded with their load range (load range E or LRE) or their ply rating (10 ply rated) on their sidewalls and list their appropriate load range letter in their descriptions as LT245/75R-16 E, 7.50R-15 D or 31×10.50R-15 C. LT-sized tires featuring section widths of 305mm/
In this manner, what does tire ply rating mean?
A tire ply rating is an expression of the tire’s strength and capacity. The days of cotton layers or plies forming the internal construction of tires are long gone, so the ply rating no longer has a direct connection to a tire’s construction and number of layers.
What does SL ply rating mean on tires?
Reading Tire Load Info. Most alphanumeric tires feature a load range of B, which indicates that they are restricted to the load that can be carried at a maximum inflation pressure of 32 psi. C, D, or E tires are capable of greater loads. Most load range C, D, and E tires are intended for light-truck applications.
What is Tire Load Index 116?
Light Truck Load Index. Light truck tires have two load indexes on the sidewall of the tire, unlike passenger tires, which only have one. For example, a light truck tire with a load index of 120/116 means a load capacity for a single tire of 3,086 pounds and a load capacity of 2,756 pounds for two tires.