Once the brand to buy and the dealer to buy it from is determined, there's still the matter of exactly which tire or retread to buy for the specific job at hand. To take the guesswork out of this end of the tire-buying process, FLEET OWNER offers this by-the-job guide to tires and treads. The charts relate which product each top tire and tread maker recommends using for specific wheel-position and service applications.

TIRES:

BFGoodrich
Bridgestone
Continental
Cooper
Dayton
Dunlop
Firestone
General
Goodyear
Hankook
Hercules
Kelly-Springfield
Kumho
Mastercraft
Michelin
Remington
Steelmark
Sumitomo
Toyo
Yokohama

TREADS:

Bandag
Goodyear
Marangoni
Michelin
Oliver Rubber
Ultima by Goodyear

APPLICATION BFGOODRICH BRIDGESTONE CONTINENTAL COOPER DAYTON DUNLOP FIRESTONE GENERAL GOODYEAR HANKOOK HERCULES KELLY-SPRINGFIELD KUMHO MASTERCRAFT MICHELIN REMINGTON STEELMARK TOYO YOKOHAMA BANDAG GOODYEAR MARANGONI (“Ringtreads”) MICHELIN OLIVER RUBBER ULTIMA by GOODYEAR
All-position tires ST234, ST230, ST220 R180, R184, R187, R187F, R227, R250(TT), R250F,, R260F, R293, R294, R270, R280, R299, M724F, M729, M844F(WB); (FE=fuel efficient; F=sidewall protectors; WB=wide-base; TT=tube type) HSR, HTR (WB), HTC (WB), HSL, LSR, HSR-1, HSL ECO PLUS, HTL, HSC CXMT 340A, CT 240, CXMT 320, CXMA 354 Rib Radial All-Position, Super Highway II, Metro Radial All-Position SP111, SP160, SP231, SP245, SP246, SP342, SP345, SP346, SP351, SP381, SP343, SP581, FS400, FS590PLUS, FS507, FS560PLUS, T559, T575, XR4, T819, T839, Transport 1, Transport Duplex, Rib Duplex S380A, S370,S360, LMT 400, LMT 460, Ameri*MSL G159, G159A, G291, Wingfoot APR, G149 RSA, G169 RSA F26, F26A, AH02, AH06, AH12, AH10, Z40, AMO1 HLP, HMS, HXM, HSF, S-203, S-208, Superior Highway, R 45, 8218 Armorsteel KLHS, KSA, KSR I, KSE, KGR KRS02, KRSOS, Power Fleet 982, 961, 955, 956, 963 M511A, M411, M420, M528 XZA1, XZE, XZA-1+, XZA2, XZA3 R377, R575, R145, MT826 Steelmark AHP, AHE, AHR, AHR-I, AHS M147, M124Z, M140Z, M111Z, M75Z, M109Z, M315Z, M127, M320, M120Z Y785R, RY023, RY103, RY567 BRM, BRM-WB, Ultra All-Position, ECL-SST, ECL Rib,, FCR Rib, WH Rib, R4200, Omni Bus, RTP, Highway G159(16), G186, G286, G152, Durabus, G647 PZA, S-PZA, RZY, MZY BUS XZE, XZA HMS Radial, Lo Pro Rib, ORCO PD Rib, Maxi Rib, SSR, Spread Axle, ZY, Alp-Tracker, APW, Regional Rib RLP, Super XZ, Highway, Spread Axle, Radial Special 12, Radial 15, Super 5 Rib, Rib-20, Flotation, Wide Trac
Dual drive axle (straight truck, or tractor pulling one trailer) DR424, DR444 M711, M711(WB), M720FE, M726, M729, M844F(WB) HDL ECO PLUS, HDR CXML 440, CSD 444 Radial Drive Deep-Skid, Extra Traction Lug SP431A, SP453 FD663, T546, T831, Power Drive, Super All Traction, FD690PLUS D450, D460, D445 Same as above, plus G167A, G124, G244 MSD, G362, G328, G177, G372 LHD, G164 RTD, G182RSD, G338 1AD Z35A, Z59W, Z59 DML, DDT, DST, S-207, Superior Lug, 515, R 85 Armorsteel KDA, KDM I, and KGL KLDO1, KRDO1, KRDO3, Power Fleet 943, 937 M611, M628 XDA Energy, XDA-3, XDN2, XDHT, R425, R477 Steelmark ADP, ADG, AHD M615Z, M610Z, M608Z, M605Z, M614Z, M91, M627 Y713B, TY303, TY517, TY527 BDR-HT, ECL Drive, ECL DSN III, ECL M&S, FCR Drive, ECL-SSD, Torque Master Drive, Ultra Drive, MegaTrek, Fuel-Tech, BDR-AS, D4300, D4310, Drive Trac, Winter Deep, Omni Bus, Gripper, Commercial Traction Deep UniCircle G167, UniCircle G362, UniCircle G372, G124, G178, G177M, G328, G362, G159(16), G167, G302, G244, G622 RD-LH, SK711, RZYD, RM+S4, TH-25 XDA2, X One XDA, XDA HT, XDA+, XDHT, XDC HMT Radial, HMT Deep XT, Mega Drive, MDII, ORCO PD Drive 22, ORCO PD Drive 26, Power Tred, Power Tred Deep, Maxi Lug, Maxi Rib, Sierra, X Bar, ORCO PD Traction, APW, ORCO Trac, Regional Rib, Premier Drive (PRDR) DWT, RDA, 22 Crossbar, Super Grip, UniGrip, Radial Special 18, Rib-20, Wide Base Lug, Wide Base Rib
Dual drive axle (high-hp. tractor) Same as above Same as above Same as above Same as above Same as above SP431A, SP453 Same as above Same as above Same as above Same as above DML, DDT, DST, S-207, R 85, Superior Lug, H.D.T.L. Same as above (Same as above) Same as above XDAHT, XDN2, XDA-HT R425, R477 Same as above M615Z, M610ZL, M610Z, M608Z, M605Z, M614Z, M627 Same as above Same as above UniCircle G167, UniCircle G362, UniCircle G372, G372, G302, G167, G124, G177M, G362, G328, G178, G244, G622, G338 Same as above XDA-HT, XDHT, XDC Rev Tred, Rev Trac, XDT, RL II DWT, RDA, 22 Crossbar, Super Grip, UniGrip, Radial Special 18, Rib-20, Wide Base Lug, Wide Base Rib
Single drive axle (straight truck, or tractor pulling one trailer) Same as above Same as above, plus M725 Same as above Same as above Same as above SP431, SP453 Same as above, plus T839 and Super All Traction Duplex Same as above G328, G124, G164 RTD, G338 1AD Same as above DML, DDT, DST, S-207, S-208, 515, Superior Lug, R 85, H.D.T.L. Same as above (Same as above) Same as above XDHT, XD4 R425, R477 Same as above Same as above Y713B, TY303, TY517, TY527 MegaTrek, BDR-HT, ECL-Drive, ECL-DSN III, TorqueMaster Drive, Commercial Traction Deep, Drive Trac G124, G167, G177M, G159, G362, G328, G124, UniCircle G167, G244, UniCircle G362, G622, G338 SK711, RZYD, RM+S4, TH-25 XD4, XDA-HT, XDHT HMT Radial, HMT Deep XT, Mega Drive, MDII, ORCO PD Drive 22 & ORCO PD Drive 26, Power Tred, Power Tred Deep, Maxi Lug, Maxi Rib, Sierra, X Bar, APW, ORCO Trac, Regional Rib, Premier Drive (PRDR) DWT, RDA 22, Crossbar, Super Grip, UniGrip, Wide Base Lug, Deep Trac, Drive Trac
Single drive axle (high-hp. tractor) Same as above Same as above, plus M725 Same as above Same as above Same as above SP431A Same as above Same as above G328, G338 1AD Same as above DML, DDT, DST, S-207, S-208, R 85 Same as above (Same as above) Same as above XD4 R425 Same as above M610Z, M610ZL, M615Z, M627 Same as above Same as above G167, UniCircle G167, G177M, G362, G328, G338, G124, G244, G622 SK711, RZYD, RM+S4, TH-25 XD4 Same as above RDA 22, Super Grip, UniGrip, Wide Base Lug, Deep Trac, Drive Trac, Crossbar
Steer axle ST220, ST230, ST234 R180, R187F, R227, R250, R250F, R260F, R280, R293, R294, R296, R299, M857(WB), M844F(WB) HSR, HTR (WB), HSL, HSR-1, HSL ECO PLUS, HTL CXMT 340A, CT 240, CXMA 354, CXMT 320 Same as All-position tires SP111, SP160, SP231 Super Single, SP343, SP345, SP346, SP381, SP383 Same as All-position tires S380A, S370, S360, Ameri*MSL, LMT 400, LMT 460 G286 HSS, G357, G395 LHS, G397 LHS, plus All-position tires Same as All-position tires, plus Z60, AL01, AH10 HLP, HMS, HXM, HSF, S-205, S-208, 8218, R 45, Superior Highway Armorsteel KLHS, KSA, KSE, KSR I, and KGR KLSO1 M511A, M411, M420, M528 XZA2, XZA3, XZA-1+, XZE R377, R575, R145, MT826, C859 Same as All-position tires Same as All-position tires RY023, RY083A, RY253, RY567, RY637, MY243, MY507, MY507A, Y773, BRM-WB, ECL Rib, Ultra All-Position, RTP, Rib Logger, WH Rib, Wide Base Rib, Highway G286, G159(16), GP-2B, G152, G186, G647 N/A XZE, XZA, XZY WB, XTE2 WB HMS Radial, ORCO PD Rib, Maxi Rib, SSR, Lo-Pro Rib, Spread Axle, Waste Hauler Rib, ZY, APW Highway, Super XZ, RLP, Radial Special, Spread Axle, Wide Base Rib, Wide Base Lug, Super 5 Rib
Trailer axle TR134 R184, R194, R194F, R194FE, R194(WB), R196, R195F, M844F(WB) HTR (WB), HTL CXMT 340A, CT 240, CXMA 354, CXMT 320 Radial Highway Service SP131, SP160, SP181, SP245, SP246 FT455, T559, T575, XR4 General Rib ST, S370, S360, Ameri*LP70 G314, G104 RST, plus All-position tires F80, TH06, AH10, AH12 HSF, Extra Service, R 35, HMF Same as above, plus KTSA, and KLSII KLTO2, KRT02 M511A, M411, M420, M528 XT-1, Energy XTA, XTA Energy, XTA, XTY2, X One XTE, X One XTA R575, R377, MT117, R145 Steelmark AHTI, AHTII, AHR and AHT-I M127, M120Z, M124Z, M140Z, M111Z, M74, M1090Z, M75Z, M102Z, M109Z RY103, RY253, RY112A, Y785R, RY587, Y785R, MY507 ECL STM, ECL SST, ECL Trailer, FCR Trailer, Ultra All-Position, FuelTech Trailer, Hi Speed, T4100, RTP, Rib Logger, Highway, Wide Base Rib, WH Rib, ITR, ITB UniCircle G314, G159 HS, G159(16), G119, G314, G186, Durabus RTA, RZ12, S-PZA XT-1, XZA, XZE, Wide Base XTE2, X One XTA, X One XTE, XTA-1 ORCO PD Trailer, Maxi Rib Hi-Speed, Maxi Rib, HMS Radial, Itertread, ORCO PD Rib, Rib Rev Tred, Spread Axle, Alp Miler, Intertread Hi-Speed, Regional Rib, RSR Highway, Super XZ, Super Radial, RLP, Radial Special, Radial 15, Rib-20, LCT, HM-CS2, Flotation
Trailer, spread axle ST220, TR134 R194(WB), R196, M844F(WB) HTR, HTL CXMT 340A, CT 240, CXMA 354, CXMT 320 Same as above SP160, SP181 T559 General Rib ST, S370, S360, Ameri*LP70, Ameri*Steel G159, G104 RST, G104 RST, G286, Wingfoot APR F26, F26A, AH02, AH06, AH12 HSF, R 25, Extra Service, HMF Armorsteel, KSR I, KGR, KSE, and KTSA n/a M511A, M411, M420, M528 XZE, XTE Same as above Same as above M127, M120Z, M124Z Same as above ECL STM, ECL SST, High Speed UniCircle G119SA, UniCircle G314, G314, G119, G152, G159(16), G159 HS, G319SA RZ12, S-PZA XZE SA (Retread) Spread Axle II, Spread Axle, SSR, RSR Spread Axle, Super 5 Rib, Radial Special, Highway, Waste Hauler Rib
Mud & snow DR424 Same as Dual drive axle HDL ECO PLUS, HDR CXML 440, CSD 444 Radial Drive Deep-Skid, Extra Traction Lug SP431A FD663, T546, T831, Power Drive, Super All Traction, Super All Traction Duplex Same as Dual drive axle G124, G328, G244 MSD, G177, G164 RTD, G338 1AD Z35A, Z59, Z59W DDT, H.D.T.L., Superior Lug, S-207, R 85 Same as Dual drive axle n/a M611, M628 XDN2, XDE A/T, XDE M/S, XDS, XDN Grip R425, R477 Same as Dual drive axle M610Z, M610ZL, M506Z, M503Z, M91, M614Z, M608Z, M605Z, M615Z, M627 Y713B, TY063 ECL M&S, BDR-AS, Ultra Drive, TorqueMaster Drive, D4300, D4310, Drive Trac, Winter Deep, CTD, Gripper UniCircle G167, UniCircle G362, UniCircle G372, G124, G133, G177M, G171, G178, G328, G362, G167, G143, G143DT, G244, G622 RM+SN,, RM+SK, RM+S4, M+S, RD-LH XM, S4, XDE M/S, XDS, XDN Blizzard Track, HMT Radial, HMT Deep XT, Sierra, Super Traction Deep, XDT, ORCO Trac, Waste Hauler Lug, Maxi Lug, Rev Lug, ORCO PD CDN Winter Trac, UniGrip, Super Grip, RDA 22, DWT, Deep Trac, Drive Trac
On/off-road DR675, ST565 Wide Base, ST576 M840, M843, M857, M774, M844F(WB), L355, L317, L312(WB), R296 HSR, HSC, HMS 45, HTC (WB), HSU, HDC, HDO On/off Highway Radial SP231, SP345 (315/8R22.5), SP383, SP483, SP581 T819, T839, T831, Super All Traction, Super All Traction Duplex, Rib Duplex S370, Ameri*MSL, D445 G286, G286SS, G178SS, G244 MSD, G177 T25, AM01 HCR Armorsteel KRM, KRM I, and KTM I Power fleet 973, 934, 943W, 983 XZY-3, XDY-3, XDE A/T, XZL, XTE2, XZY 3 WB R819, R819A, MT826 Wide Basee Steelmark ASH M320Z, M506Z, M503Z, M314Z, M111Z Y773, LY053, MY243, MY507, MY507A BDM, BRM, BTM-WB, RTP, Rib Logger, Lug Logger, Lug Trac, Rock Lug Mod., WH Rib, WH Lug, Wide Base Rib, Grader, ESL, ECL SST, WBD-A, Gripper Deep, Wide Base Lug G186, G286, G143, G143DT, G177M, G178, G133 RLT, G124, G171, G244 MDY, RZY, MZY, Waste Haul XZY-2, XZY, Wide Base XZY, XDY-1, XDY Timber Lug, Tioga, Lug Logger, Lo-Pro Rib, Spread Axle, Waste Hauler Lug, WBXD, Waste Hauler Rib, DLL, Alp Miler, Alp Tracker, HMT Radial, SSR, HMT Deept XT, X Bar, MD Wide Base, ZY, Premier Drive (PRDR) Crossbar, Modified Rock Lug, 3-Rib Logger, Lug Logger, Waste Hauler Lug, Waste Hauler Rib
Rock, quarry Same as On/off-road Same as On/off-road Same as On/off-road Same as above Same as above Same as above Same as above T25, AM01 HCR Same as above Power Fleet 939 XZY-3, XDY-3, XZL, XDY-EX, XZY 3 WB R819, R819A Same as above Same as above LY053, Y773, MY507 Same as above, plus BDY1, WBSS, ML70, ML80, MLL, Slick, Rock Tread, 3 Rib Grader HRL, GP-2B, G171, G177M, G244, G186, G286 MDY, RZY, MZY, Waste Haul Same as above Timber Lug, Tioga, Lug Logger, Lo-Pro Rib, Spread Axle, Waste Hauler Lug, WBXD, Waste Hauler Rib, Alp Miler, Alp Tracker, SSR, MD Wide Base, ZY Lug Logger, Modified Rock Lug, 3-Rib Logger, Rock Lug, Wide Base Lug, Waste Hauler Lug, Waste Hauler Rib
Logging DR675, ST576 Same as On/off-road Same as On/off-road SP383, SP483, SP581 Same as above Same as above G286, G177, G244 MSD T25, AM01 HCR Same as above n/a XZY-3, XDY-3, XDY-EX R819A Same as above Same as above Y773, LY053, MY507 Same as above HRL, GP-2B, G171, G177M, G244, G186, G286 RZY, SK711, RZYD XZY, XDY-1 Timber Lug, Tioga, Lug Logger, Lo-Pro Rib, Spread Axle, Waste Hauler Lug or Rib, DLL, ZY Lug Logger, 3-Rib Logger, Modified Rock Lug, Waste Hauler Lug
Light-duty trucks (incl. vans, pickups, etc.) All-Terrain T/A KO, Radial T/A, Radial Long Trail T/A, Commercial T/A (all season), Commercial T/A (traction) Dueler A/T, M/T, H/P, H/T, HL, Revo; R230, R250, R260, R265, R273 SWP, R273 SWP II, M773 SWP, M773 SWP II, VSX, W965, R187F-steel/steel, Duravis M773II
(SWP=sidewall protector)
N/A SRM, Discoverer, Discoverer Radial SST, Super Traction-Tread, Cooper C120, C140-All Steel Timberline HT, A/T, LT and A/S, Timberline MT; Trans Rib LT; Trans Trac LT; Heavy Duty Low Boy Radial Rover A/T, RT, P-Metric, and RV; Radial Mud Rover, SP351, SP347, SP431, SP441 Wilderness AT, HT, Steeltex Radial R4S, A/T, Destination MT, LE Ameri*550 AS, Ameri*550 TR; Grabber AT, MT, and ST (from Passenger/Light Truck Div.); LMT 400, LMT 450, LMT 460 G647 RSS, G647 RSA, G159LT, G133LT, G171LT; Workhorse Xtra Grip Radial; Wrangler AT, HT, GS-A, and MT/R; Workhorse Rib, G633 RED Z36, RA08, F19, TH06, and Dynamic AT, MT, RH03, RF04 R 23, R 34; Terra Trac LTD, AW, A/S, A/T, and OTR; Hercumile RR, Trail Digger, H.D.T., All Trac, Durango Safari SUV, AWR, SJR, DTR, MSR, CSR, Safari Signature ECSTA STX (Ultra-high performance); RoadVENTURE ST (Sport truck & van); RoadVENTURE HT (highway terrain), RoadVENTURE AT (all terrain), RoadVENTURE MT (mud terrain), Radial 857 (commercial trailer) Courser Radial STD and AWT, Courser Traction RLT, M210 All Steel, M310 All Steel XPS Rib, XPS Traction, LTX A/S, LTX A/T, LTX M/S Wide Brute All Position, Wide Brute X/T, Wide Brute R/V, Universal LT, LT325, Rimfire XT and A/S, Mud Brute Trail Mark APR, LT, A/P, M/S, and DT; Ridge Runner APR, A/P, MS, Trail Buster APR, A/P, M/S RD, Ultra Tour Sport SUV M410, M55, M606, M54, M93, M83, M53, M82, Open Country A/T Y788R, RY215, Y785R, Y811, Y745B, Y703B, RY103, TY025, TY088, RY023, TY213, TY303A, Y735B MetroMax Rib, MetroMax Drive, Brawny RV, ATR-LT, Commercial Traction G603, G647, G159 RLT, G133, G124, G159 HS, G171, G622LT S-PA, RZT XZA, XZE, XDE M/S Rev Tred, Super Traction Deep, Mega Drive, ORCO Trac, XDT, RL II Radial Special 15, Radial Special 12, Highway, Crossbar, Super Grip, Super XZ, Ulti-Trac