Load index truck tyres
Example: a load index of 133 means a load capacity of 2060kg. In addition to the load index, a speed index is given. This can for example be A8, which means that a maximum of 40km/h can be driven with the tyres.
Tyre pressure and tyre load capacity
A tyre's maximum load capacity only applies if the tyre also has an appropriate tyre pressure. Regularly checking tyre pressure has several positive effects:
- the truck/trailer can be loaded to the maximum limit;
- the tyre will have a longer life-span;
- there will be a positive impact on fuel economy; and
- improved safety is guaranteed.
Insufficient pressure can cost companies (a lot of) money.
Load index at least equal to the original
When changing tyres, it is important for the load index of the new tyre to be the same as that of the original tyre. A higher load index isn't a problem, but a lower load index should never be selected. Tyres will only be safe if this basic principle is complied with. If tyres with an identical load index are mounted on a single axle, the required minimum load index applies to each tyre on the axle. If a tyre on one side has a high load index, this will in no way compensate for a tyre on the other side of the same axle, which has an insufficient load index.
Learn more about the speed index