Significance and Use
This test method establishes a standard procedure of comparative testing, for tire durability and treadwear, for the use of approving tires under the Administrator’Cooperative Approved Tire List (CATL) (2).
1.1 This test measures comparative tire durability and treadwear. This test method covers commercially available, over the highway pneumatic tires, new and retreaded, both tube type and tubeless, for use on conventional passenger cars, station wagons, pursuit and emergency high speed and pursuit passenger vehicles, light trucks, medium to heavy trucks, trailers, buses, and similar vehicles normally operated on public roads and highways. This test method also covers commercially available, special application light truck tires for operation on non-improved road surfaces.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
F414 Test Method for Energy Absorbed by a Tire When Deformed by Slow-Moving Plunger
F538 Terminology Relating to the Characteristics and Performance of Tires
F1806 Practice for Tire Testing Operations-Basic Concepts and Terminology for Reference Tire Use
tire durability; tire treadwear;
ICS Number Code 83.160.10 (Road vehicle tyres)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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