The 2012 edition of the Tyre & Rim Association of Australiaâ€™s Standards Manual is now available.
Online PR News – 02-April-2012 – Victoria – The 2012 edition of the Tyre & Rim Association of Australiaâ€™s Standards Manual is now available.
The 2011 edition of the Standards Manual is superseded and becomes obsolete.
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) books 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 â€śLTâ€ť tyres of American origin and â€śCâ€ť (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 â€śBibleâ€ť 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.