BFGoodrich to Become OE for Humvee
Michelin-owned tyremaker BFGoodrich will soon equip the US military’s Humvee vehicle with its Baja T/A tyre after being awarded a US$10.7 million contract. The Baja T/A to be fitted to the Humvee has been developed especially for military use and carries an E Load Rating with a load capacity of 4,540 pounds per tyre at 65 psi (4.4 bar). According to Michelin, the new tyre has a 22.5 per cent increase in projected tread life compared to the previous Humvee tyre, as well as superior manoeuverability and mud traction.
Jake Jordal, BFGoodrich’s director of military products, stated that supplying tyres for the Humvee “makes good sense” as the company already supplies tyres for most large military vehicles. Production of tyres for the Humvee will begin in May at Michelin’s Fort Wayne, Indiana factory.