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
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
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
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.