SECTION II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA (Con't)
1-8. EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES (Con't).
d. TIRE TREAD TYPES HIGHWAY TIRES (CON'T).
(4) On/Off Highway Tires. On/Off Highway tires
are heavy duty, rugged tires for vehicles used extensively
on dirt and gravel roads. Available in both steer and drive
axle versions, these tires provide good traction in mud and
snow and offer exceptional bruise, cut, and puncture
resistance. On/off highway tires are superior to all-terrain
tires in these areas, but are less effective when used cross-
country. Distance and/or speed limitations may apply.
(5) Regular Rib Tread Tires. Rib tread tires are
of standard construction and may be used on Passenger
Car, Light Truck and Truck/Bus applications. These tires
have non-aggressive, rib tread pattern. They are designed
primarily for highway use and provide excellent mileage
and steering qualities and moderate traction performance
(6) Snow Tread. Some newer manufactured tires
are marked similar to Mud and Snow Tires with at least
one sidewall with the letters "M" and "S" (e.g., MS, M/S,
M&S, M+S, etc.) plus have a pictograph of a mountain
with a snowflake. These tires with the pictograph are
designed for sever snow conditions only. An example of
the mountain/snowflake is shown. If you need more
information on tires designed for severe snow conditions
refer to Rubber Manufacturers Association, Tire
Information Service Bulletin, Volume 37, Number 2,
February 1999 and titled "RMA Definition for Passenger
and Light Truck Tires for Use in Severe Snow
Conditions." This Service Bulletin may be order from the
Rubber Manufacturers Association, c/o Mail Room, PO
Box 3147, Medina, OH 44258-3147.
REGULAR RIB TIRE