• Sunday, 24 March 2019

BFGoodrich Releases UTV Sizes for Mud-Terrain T/A KM3

GREENVILLE, S.C: UTV enthusiasts have new options for improving their vehicle performance. The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3, the brand's toughest off-road tire yet, is now available in popular UTV sizes.

The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tire launched for street-legal vehicles such as trucks, Jeeps and SUVs in June. The new UTV options bring the KM3's toughness and traction to the growing UTV segment in North America.

The newly available sizes were engineered for sport and multipurpose UTVs. Built with steel-belted radial construction and adapted from race-proven technology designed for Baja 1000-winning tires, the new UTV offerings balance maximum toughness with minimal weight.

Made to Mud

The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 features "Mud-Phobic" bars on the tire's shoulders that are designed to release compacted mud for enhanced traction in muddy or soft soil conditions. The tire's Terrain-Attack tread pattern includes massive tread blocks designed to deliver incredible grip from any angle of approach.

Built to Climb

The UTV-specific tread compound in the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 is designed to deliver enhanced grip on rock and other slick surfaces. The tire's Linear Flex Zone allows it to envelop objects at reduced inflation for even more grip when climbing. The Traction-Armor Sidewall Sculpture and notched shoulder design also boost traction capabilities in soft soil and mud.

Created to Conquer

The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 was designed to conquer the toughest off-road challenges with extreme sidewall protection, pinch shock resistance and chip-and-tear resistance on gravel.

The UTV sizes available immediately include:

20X10.00R14 NHS (max load 1,557 lbs. at 44 psi / 910 lbs. at 18 psi)
30X10.00R14 NHS (max load 1,760 lbs. at 44 psi / 1,034 lbs. at 18 psi)
30X10.00R15 NHS (max load 1,694 lbs. at 44 psi / 1,015 lbs. at 18 psi)

In November 2018, two additional sizes will be available:

32x10.00R14 NHS (max load 2,002 lbs. at 44 psi / 1,172 lbs. at 18 psi)
32x10.00R15 NHS (max load 1,936 lbs. at 44 psi / 1,150 lbs. at 18 psi)

The MSRP for the UTV KM3 tires starts at $168 and varies by size. BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 UTV tires are for off-road use and are not DOT-approved for use on public roads.

Mud Milestones

BFGoodrich created the radial all-terrain and mud-terrain categories. With more than 40 years of category leadership for off-road tires, BFGoodrich has won more SCORE Baja desert racing championships than all other competitors combined — and continues to regularly use such desert races as real-world laboratories to improve tire technology. A look at the brand's mud-tire history demonstrates nearly four decades of progressing technology:

1980: BFGoodrich debuts the world's first radial light-truck performance tire, the radial Mud-Terrain T/A.
1984: BFGoodrich introduces 35-inch radial Mud-Terrain T/A, the tallest light-truck tire in the world.
1988: Second-generation radial Mud-Terrain T/A is launched.
1993: BFGoodrich releases the Moab Edition Mud-Terrain T/A.
2001: Third-generation Mud-Terrain T/A KM makes its debut.
2007: Fourth-generation Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 is introduced.
2018: Fifth-generation Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 is launched globally, and includes UTV sizes.

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