We always say TBR tyre, PCR tyre and OTR tyre etc. for insiders of tyre industry, but the newbies don’t understand what’s mean of TBR, PCR and OTR etc. In fact, TBR tyre, PCR tyre, OTR tyres etc. are the short name of different tyre segment and Mike will explain what’s the difference of TBR, PCR and OTR.

What’s TBR tyre

TBR tyre is the short name of Truck and Bus Radial Tyre,  so we can see that TBR tyres are mainly used for Truck and Bus vehicles, sometimes we also call TBR tyre as commercial tyre because the TBR tyres are used for commercial vehicles. Meanwhile, the TBR tyre’s structure is all steel wire, so the TBR tyre has better loading performance.

What’s TBR tyres main sizes

TBR tyres sizes mainly are 6.50R16LT, 7.00R16LT, 7.50R16LT, 8.25R16LT, 9.00R20, 10.00R20, 11.00R20, 12.00R20, 11R22.5, 12R22.5, 13R22.5, 315/80R22.5, 12.00R24, 325/95R24, 295/80R22.5, 11R24.5, 12R24.5, 425/65R22.5, 445/65R22.5 etc.

Mike visit Australia TBR Tyre Market

Mike visit Australia TBR tyre market

What’s PCR & PLT tyre

PCR tyre is the short name of Passenger Car Radial tyre, so we can see that PCR tyres are mainly used for car vehicles, sometimes we also call PCR tyre as car tyre directly becasue PCR tyres mainly are used for car vehicles.

PLT tyre is a wider concept, which includes PCR and Light Truck tyre, but here Light Truck tyre is little different with above TBR tyres, because these PLT tyre’s structure is semi-steel, which semi-steel structure PLT has more comfortable driving experience.

What’s PCR or PLT tyres main sizes

PCR tyre segment has many sizes, such as 185/65R14, 195/70R15, 235/75R15, 215/60R16, 225/65R17, 225/45R18, 255/60R19, 275/55R20 etc.

PLT tyre sizes include above PCR sizes and light truck tyre sizes, such as 6.50R16LT, 7.00R16LT, 7.50R16LT, 8.25R16LT etc., but here this light truck tyre structure is semi-steel.

Mike visit Saudi Arabia PCR tyre client

Mike visit Saudi Arabia PCR tyre client

What’s OTR tyre

OTR tyre is the short name of Off the Road tyre, which OTR tyre mainly used for the Giant truck vehicles in mine area.

What’s OTR tyre sizes

OTR tyre sizes minaly include 16.00R24, 16.00R25, 17.5R25, 18.00R33, 20.5R25, 23.5R25, 26.5R25, 29.5R25, 21.00R33, 21.00R35, 27.00R49, 30.00R51, 33.00R51, 36.00R51, 40.00R57, 35/65R33 etc.

Mike training in OTR tyre factory

Mike training in OTR tyre factory

Now I believe you should have an idea about what’s mean PCR, TBR and OTR tyre and what’s the PCR, TBR and OTR tire difference. Of course, there are more segments in tire indusrty according to different applications and criterions, such as Industrial tires, Agricultural tires, SUV tires etc. If you have any more question, you are welcome to contact me.


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21 Response Comments

  • chrisDecember 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    like to do business with you

    • Mike CaoDecember 10, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Dear Mr. Chris, how are you? I have sent our factory information with our TBR tyre catalog to you by email, so please kindly check.

      • ZouhirJune 28, 2021 at 9:58 am

        I’m Zuhair from Morocco, owner of a tire selling company

  • mosesFebruary 6, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I have found your information very useful. You should be a lecturer. Great stuff

  • MansourJune 29, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Hi I am Mansour from Saudi Arabia I want to open a factory of PCR tires I also want to discuss things related to them Required technical support and raw materials

    • Mike CaoJune 29, 2019 at 6:43 pm

      Hi dear Mr. Mansour, good day.

      May I know your company situation, please? Saudi Arabia PCR tires market is really big but it’s not easy to build a modern and efficient PCR tyre factory in Middle East.

  • Mauro AmaranteJuly 5, 2019 at 9:36 am

    We are looking for supplier
    Our requirement product is as below

    PRODUCT /Tires

    1.Tire,Size:… 195R15C

    – Quantity:…..10x40HQ Containers

    -Quality -Good

    Waiting to hear from you soon.

    Thank you!


    Mauro Amarante
    9770 Patriot Blvd.
    Ladson, SC 29456

    T: (843) 376-3504
    E: mauro@ifarotorionna.com

  • aniagba sundayJuly 31, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    can i get the wechat number or whatsapp to see more designe off motorcycle tiye as 110-90/16 300-18 – 300-17

  • NaqeebullahAugust 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Hi salam
    Dear did you have 1100r20 brands of tyre want to start business with you company me from pakistan

  • Rodrigo PardoNovember 6, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Hello Mike! I hope you are ok. We are interested in prices and products for Colombia specially for Agriculture dedicated tires. It would be great if you can send us a full catalgue with what you have to offer.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best and kind regards,


    • Mike CaoNovember 7, 2019 at 12:32 am

      Hi Rodrigo,

      How are you? We are so glad to get your this inquiry here. Could you introduce your business for us by email caoxt@jinyutyres.com, please? Then we can go ahead to talk more details for potential cooperation.

      Thanks and best regards,


  • Evan TranApril 27, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Thank you for your explanation.

  • SamuelApril 28, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Mike .
    Thank you for great explanation would you quite me the two sizes tyres please.
    After reading your I became an expert man
    Do you also sale Automatic tire inflation system that my be fitted on light delivery vehicles , buses or trucks. Please send me

  • muhammadJuly 17, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    we are trading company based in dubai dealing in all sorts of tyres. please contact me for your requriments new and DOP tyres. My contact number is 971506543489

  • selamOctober 21, 2020 at 9:32 am

    i would like to do business with you

    • Mike TateFebruary 27, 2021 at 10:40 pm

      Hi good day to all.
      I am starting a budget tire wholesalers business in the U. K.
      I require what PCR tires you can provide me.
      I would need to know what sizes and prices you can provide and how quick the shipment to the UK is thank you for your time

      Kind regards Mike tate,

  • Lakshman Pratap SinghJune 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Haiii I am instructed for otr tyre job mining sector

  • Suraj KumarJanuary 28, 2022 at 7:23 am

    • Mike CaoJanuary 31, 2022 at 12:19 am

      Hi Suraj, what’s you mean? Is that the size?

  • choijooFebruary 3, 2023 at 7:55 am

    Hello Mike! We are interested in price and products. If you can send us a full catalgue and some price tag what you have offer.


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