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  • True over-the-highway light truck M+S traction
  • Deep, self-cleaning tread computer-designed for optimum mileage and even wear
  • Isolated tread elements combined with wide shoulder lugs deliver maximum traction
  • Double steel belts and radial ply polyester cord carcass provide strength, durability and puncture resistance
  • Extra wide footprint with superb load distribution for enhanced handling and stability

Tire Specifications

Size Sidewall Tread Depth Measuring Rim Widths Approved Rim Widths Overall Diameter Section Width Tread Width Max Load Lbs. Max. Infl. PSI* Max Load Lbs. Max. Infl. PSI*
P235/75R15 OWL 15/32 6.50 6.0-8.0 29.10 9.25 6.95 1844* 35 -- --
P225/75R16 OWL 15/32 6.00 6.0-7.5 29.50 8.80 6.60 1904* 41(XL) -- --
P245/75R16 OWL 15/32 7.00 6.5-8.0 30.70 9.75 7.30 2065* 35 -- --
LT255/70R16 OWL 17/32 7.50 6.5-8.0 30.30 10.25 8.25 2205 50 1985 50
LT265/70R17 OWL 18/32 8.00 7.0-8.5 31.90 10.70 8.25 2470 50 2270 50
LT235/75R15 OWL 17/32 6.50 6.0-7.0 29.10 9.25 7.25 1985 50 1820 50
LT225/75R16 OWL 17/32 6.00 6.0-7.0 29.55 8.80 6.90 2335 65 2150 65
LT245/75R16 OWL 17/32 7.00 6.5-7.5 30.70 9.75 7.70 3042 80 2778 80
LT265/75R16 OWL 18/32 7.50 7.0-8.0 31.90 10.50 8.50 2470 50 2270 50
LT265/75R16 OWL 18/32 7.50 7.0-8.0 31.90 10.50 8.50 3000 65 2755 65
LT285/75R16 OWL 19/32 8.00 7.5-9.0 33.05 11.25 9.10 3305 65 3000 65
LT215/85R16 OBL 17/32 6.00 5.5-7.0 30.65 8.50 6.50 2335 65 2150 65
LT235/85R16 OBL 18/32 6.50 6.0-7.0 31.95 9.25 7.20 3042 80 2778 80
LT255/85R16 OWL 18/32 7.00 6.5-8.0 33.30 10.05 7.80 3000 65 2755 65
30x9.50R15LT OWL 17/32 7.50 6.5-8.5 29.75 9.45 7.60 1990 50 -- --
33x9.50R15LT OWL 17/32 7.50 6.5-8.5 32.75 9.45 7.60 2510 50 -- --
31x10.50R15LT OWL 18/32 8.50 7.0-9.0 30.75 10.55 8.40 2250 50 -- --
35x12.50R15LT OWL 20/32 10.00 8.5-11.0 34.75 12.50 9.95 2555 35 -- --
33x12.50R16.5LT OWL 20/32 9.75 8.25-10.50 32.75 12.40 9.95 2930 50 -- --

 

Manufacturer Info:

Kelly-Springfield Tire Company
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Kelly-Springfield Tire Company History:

The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company was founded in Springfield, Ohio by Edwin Kelly and Arthur Grant in 1894.

Edwin Kelly originally called the company The Rubber Tire Wheel Company because it made rubber carriage wheels. Arthur Grant was issued US patent 554675 for his solid rubber tire in a rim channel. The tire was held on the wheel by two longitudinal wires embedded in the rubber and forming a circle of smaller circumference than the tire. The tire was an instant success because the rubber stayed on the wheel and the compound was of good quality.

The company was sold to the McMillin group in 1899 for $1,200,000. Arthur Grant received $166,000 in stock and $33,000 in cash for his share of the company. The McMillion group renamed the new company Consolidated Rubber Tire Company and it continued under that name until 1914. The name Kelly-Springfield Tire Company was given to the New York sales subsidiary in 1911. Consolidated's name was changed in 1914. "The" was added to the front of the name in 1932 and it became The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company.

Manufacturing was done at a plant in Akron, Ohio and another plant was bought in Wooster, Ohio in 1915 and used until 1921. The growth of the company continued until the president, Van Cartwell decided to build a new plant in Cumberland, Maryland. An agreement was signed on November 4, 1916. The plans called for the city of Cumberland to provide a free site and $750,000 for the plant. The city was also to make improvements for roads, water and sewerage lines and other essential construction. The plant site comprised 81 acres (33 hectares). The plant was to employ over 3,000 people with a production capacity of five times the current production capacity of the company. The first tire was built on April 2, 1921.

The Kelly Springfield Tire Company was sold in 1935 to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Edmund S. Burke became president. He served as president from 1935 until 1959. The company operated as a wholly owned subdivision. The company continued to grow until 1962 when it added a new plant in Tyler, Texas. Another plant was build in 1963 at Freeport, Illinois and the third plant in 1969 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Just 66 years after it made its first tire the Cumberland plant was closed in 1987. In that same year the Lee Tire & Rubber Company came under the control of Kelly-Springfield. In November 1987 the corporate offices were moved to a new facility on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland. The original plant site was returned to the city.

In 1994 The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company celebrated 100 years. At that time it was the oldest tire company in the United States.

In the 1990s, Kelly-Springfield was absorbed by parent company Goodyear and moved its corporate headquarters to Akron, Ohio.


 

 


 

 

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