Tire Load Capacity

The LOAD INDEX is a numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry (except for loads at speeds above 210km/h ) at a speed indicated by its Speed Symbol under service conditions specified by the tire manufacturer.

 
LI kg   LI kg   LI kg   LI kg   LI kg   LI kg  

0

45

 

10

60

 

20

80

 

30

106

 

40

140

 

50

190

 

1

46.2

11

61.5

21

82.5

31

109

41

145

51

195

2

47.5

12

63

22

85

32

112

42

150

52

200

3

48.7

13

65

23

87.5

33

115

43

155

53

206

4

50

14

67

24

90

34

118

44

160

54

212

5

51.5

15

69

25

92.5

35

121

45

165

55

218

6

53

16

71

26

95

36

124

46

170

56

224

7

54.5

17

73

27

97.5

37

127

47

175

57

230

8

56

18

75

28

100

38

130

48

180

58

236

9

58

19

77.5

29

103

39

133

49

185

59

243

60

250

 

70

335

 

80

450

 

90

600

 

100

800

 

110

1060

 

61

257

71

345

81

462

91

615

101

825

111

1090

62

265

72

355

82

475

92

630

102

850

112

1120

63

272

73

365

83

487

93

650

103

875

113

1150

64

280

74

375

84

500

94

670

104

900

114

1180

65

290

75

387

85

515

95

690

105

925

115

1215

66

300

76

400

86

530

96

710

106

950

116

1250

67

307

77

412

87

545

97

730

107

975

117

1285

68

315

78

425

88

560

98

750

108

1000

118

1320

69

325

79

437

89

580

99

775

109

1030

119

1360

 
Passenger car tires - LOAD CAPACITIES AND SPEED LIMITS

Percentage of Load capacity (%)
versus Speed (1)
 
Speed Capability
of the vehicle
(km/h)
Speed Symbol
H %
Speed Symbol
V %
Speed symbol
W %
 
Speed symbol
Y%
 
210 100 100 100 100
220 - 97 100 100
230 - 94 100 100
240 - 91 100 100
250 - - 95 100
260 - - 90 100
270 - - 85 100
280 - - - 95
290 - - - 90
300 (2) - - - 85


(1)For intermediate maximum speeds, linear interpolations of the tire load capacity is permitted.
(2) For speed capabilities over 300 km/h, the load capacities & the relevant inflation pressures will be agreed between vehicle & tire manufacturers (or their national associations) taking in to consideration the vehicle characteristics & the type of service.
The load capacity quoted in the Standard Manual is the maximum load "per tire" permitted for speed "up to & including 210 km/h".
For speed in excess of 210 km/h, the maximum load per tire shall not exceed the following percentages of the load capacity quoted in the tables, depending on the type of tire & on the speed capability of the vehicle.
For ZR Tyres, the actual speed capabilities, load capacities & the relevant inflation pressures will be agreed between vehicle & tire manufacturers (or their national associations) taking into consideration the vehicle characteristics & type of service.
In the absence of such agreement, it is recommended that for speed capabilities between 240 & 270 km/h, the load capacities & the relevant inflation pressures of ZR tires be the same as for tires "W" speed symbol.

 

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