TYRE AND RIM ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA STANDARDS MANUAL 2012 EDITION
02/25/2012

The 2012 edition of the Standards Manual of Tyre & Rim Association of Australia will be available later in March.

Online PR News – 25-February-2012 – – The 2012 edition of the Standards Manual of Tyre & Rim Association of Australia will be available later in March.

This 2012 edition supersedes and replaces the 2011 edition and the data therein takes preference over that of 2011 book.

As usual the Manual has been revised to include the latest data available from Europe and America and which affects the Australian marketplace and operations. As there can sometimes be a differential in data for similar tyre ranges it is necessary that both be included in the Australian publication. Input from the Japanese equivalent (Japanese Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association) book are always considered as well.

Specifically, this year there is the inclusion of a number of new Light Truck tyres for the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Recreational Vehicle (RV) segments. This revision includes “LT” tyres of American origin and “C” (Commercial) tyres of European origin.

Again there is the inclusion of new sizes of Metric Drive Wheel farm tyres, a proliferating market as well as the introduction of different load carrying capacity tyres in existing sizes.

Rim contours for 16.5 diameter code for Skid Steer (Bobcat) tyres have been included.

Some obsolete data has been moved to the Supplementary Data where it will remain for a period before being deleted entirely.

The Manual is a Nominated Standard in the Australian Design Rules for vehicles and is also used as the legal reference document by government, police and other regulatory bodies.

As it is the “Bible” of the industry with respect to technical data it is invaluable for tyre stores,
tyre wholesale companies and those involved with the application, performance and maintenance of tyres in the field.