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Legal and standardized markings used on the tyre sidewall

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(1) Manufacturer
(brand name or logo)

(1a) Tread pattern reference

(2) Size designation
315   = tyre width in mm
80     = aspect ratio (section height to
section width) = 80 %
R      = radial construction
22.5  = rim diameter (code)

(3) Service description consisting of
156   = load index for single fitment
150   = load index for dual fitment
L       = code letter for speed rating

(4) Country of manufacture

(5) Data as per US safety standard
on inner construction or number of plies,
in this case
tread: under the tread there are five steel cord
plies (including carcass)
sidewall: viewed from the side there is one steel
cord ply (in this case the carcass ply)

(5a) Load range
in accordance with US standard

(6) US load designation
of single/dual fitment and indication of
max. inflation pressure in kg/kPa (lbs/psi)
1 pound (lbs) = 0.4536 kg
1 pound per square inch (psi) = 6.895 kPa

(7) TWI (Tread Wear Indicator)


(8) Recommended application
only Continental Truck Tires

(9) Regroovable
the manufacturer has designed the tyre
for regrooving

(10) Tubeless, tube type

(11) E = tyre complies with value set forth
in ECE-R 54
4 = country code for the country in which
the approval number was issued
(here: 4 = Netherlands)

(12) DOT
U. S. Department of Transportation
(responsible for tyre safety standards)

(13) M+S
Mud and Snow. The manufacturer has designed
the tyre for an improved grip/traction performance
under mud and snow conditions.

(14) Identification for Brazil

(15) Manufacturer code
date of manufacture (week/year)

(16) Rotation
recommended direction of rotation

 

Speed index F G J K L Mz N
Speed in km/h 80 90 100 110 120 130 140
Speed in mph 50 56 62 68 75 81 87

 

Load index 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156
Load capacity (kg/tyre) 3075 3150 3250 3350 3450 3550 3650 3750 3875 4000

 

The most important markings
e.g. 315/80 R 22.5 156/150 L M tubeless

315 tyre width in mm
80 cross-sectional ratio H : W in %
R radial design
22.5 nominal rim diameter of 15° tapered
rim (code)
156 4000 kg tyre load capacity S
(single tyre fitment)
150 3350 kg tyre load capacity D
(dual tyre fitment)
L speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
(156/150 M) alternative permitted operating code
Tube less tubeless type

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