Truck & Bus Tyres

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Our Truck & Bus Tyres section covers tyres for commercial & vintage trucks, buses & coaches. We have tyres for long-haul, regional-haul, urban applications as well as off-road tyres for construction & heavy duty trucks. We offer a vast range of popular brands available for next-working-day delivery. For assistance please call us on 01159 940 900, live chat or message us & we will be glad to help!

To find your tyres simply enter your tyres details in the tyre finder below. We also stock most common commercial wheels for trucks, please see our Wheel Page or Contact Us with your tyre size and stud configuration. Our huge selection of tyres covers most sizes, but if there is something we don't have listed then Contact Us and we'll track it down for you.  

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How Do I Read my Truck/Bus Tyre Size?

Modern commercial truck and bus tyre sizes will look like 295/80R22.5 or 315/80R22.5. These are metric sizes, with the first number being the tyre WIDTH, next after the '/' comes the tyre PROFILE, and the final number is the RIM size. These size have an "R" in them to show that they are of RADIAL construction. So a 295/80R22.5 tyre has a WIDTH of 295mm, a PROFILE of 80, is of Radial construction and fits a 22.5 inch RIM.

Light trucks or vintage trucks or buses can sometimes have tyres with imperial size marking, such as 7.50R16 and 12.00R20. A 7.50R20 tyre has a WIDTH of 7.5 inches, is of Radial construction, and fits a RIM of 20" diameter. A lot of vintage or classic trucks/bus, and some military vehicles use Crossply tyres instead of Radial. Crossply tyres have a '-' instead of the 'R' in their size marking. This means they are CROSSPLY construction. 

With truck tyres it is always recommended to replace like for like, so if you need any advice on getting the right size, construction, pattern and rating please Contact Us.

 

Truck Tyre Speed and Load Indexes

A tyre's Speed Index is the maximum safe speed of the tyre; this is represented with a letter from the very slow (A1) to the very fast (Y and beyond). The Load Index is the maximum weight that the tyre can safely support. This is represented by a number: the higher this number is the more weight the tyre can carry. It is imperative for the safety of the vehicle and its occupants that tyres with high enough Speed and Load Indexes are chosen. To find out more about Speed and Load Indexes and all other tyre markings, have a look at our Tyre Size Guide.

 

Steer, Drive or All-Position Truck Tyres?

The difference between Steer/All Position tyres, Drive tyres & Trailer tyres.

Steer/AllPosition

Steer/All Position

Steer tyres are the most important tyres on your truck, designed to perform their best in the front (steer) axle position. They influence handling and ride, offering ribbed tread designs to help channel water away from the tyre. All position tyres are also used on the steer axle, but steer tyres are often superior in handling.

 
Drive

Drive

Meet your truck's workhorses and traction gurus, designed exclusively for drive (or torque) axles. Lug-type or siped tread designs help drive tyres maximise traction levels on various surfaces.

 
Trailer

Trailer

Trailer tyres must withstand strong lateral and braking forces and varying loads. They are designed to perform best in free-rolling, trailer axle positions. Reinforced sidewalls help protect casing from curbing damage.

 

 

Truck Tyre Mobile Fitting

The Big Tyres Team works with dedicated fitters across the entire UK to provide you with fast fitting at a great price. We have carefully chosen experienced mobile fitters to cover the whole country, ensuring that your new tyres can be fitted within hours of delivery. All of our fitters carry CSCS cards, are fully insured and have extensive agricultural and industrial fitting experience. You can pay for your fitting when you purchase your tyres, booking the fitting at a time to suit you with no hidden charges or extra costs. Click here for more information

 

A wide range of tyres from many manufacturers are available, including many popular and well regarded brands such as Michelin, Fullrun and Doublecoin, ensuring that whatever application you need your tyres for, you will be getting quality tyres.

Economy Brands


Taifa

Taifa tyres is both the oldest and the biggest pushing cart manufacturer in Chinese Mainland, specialized in wheelbarrow, go-cart, garden cart, handtruck and tyre, etc. Since foundation in 1980. After more than 20 years' development, in addition to covering an area of 750,000 sq meters, nowadays it has possessed total assets of 700 million Yuan and 8,500 employees.

Annaite

Annaite tyres factory was founded in 1998, specialized in developing and manufacturing tyres, with total assets of over 6.0 billion RMB. Annaite have advanced tyre production, development, testing machines as well as professional engineers and management teams. With the production of all steel radial TBR tyres at 8 millon pcs/year, Annaite tyres have been distributed in over 20 oversea countries and regions.

Fullrun

The Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corporation was founded in 2003 as a modern specialist in the design and manufacture of radial tyres. Fullrun have filled several niches in the Chinese domestic market with over 30 national patents, and now seek to increase their international presence.

Fullrun is recognised as one of the most innovative and high-tech brands in China, operating a 300,000 m2 facility in Qingdao.

Mid-Range Brands


Aeolus

Aeolus Tyres was founded in 1965. The Chinese brand has a rock solid reputation, is growing strongly and is among the Top 20 tyre manufacturers in the world. Each year, Aeolus produces circa 5.5 million tyres for a wide range of vehicles.

Sailun

Sailun tyres are a very new tyre manufacturer in comparison to other Chinese tyre companies, and have only been operational since November, 2002. After just five years of production, Sailun were awarded the "China Top Brand" award for tyres.

Doublecoin

Double Coin offer both value and quality promising customers the most for their money. The company sells its products to over 100 countries and regions and it also provides auxiliary products to over 30 domestic famous automobile manufacturers.

Premium Brands


Michelin

Michelin tyres are based in Clermont-Ferrand, France. It is one of the two largest tyre manufacturers in the world along with Bridgestone. It also owns the brands BFGoodrich, Kleber, Riken, Kormoran and Uniroyal (in North America)

Pirelli

Founded in 1872, Pirelli is the world’s fifth largest tyre manufacturer based on revenues. With a presence in over 160 countries, the company now has 22 tyre manufacturing facilities on five continents and employs some 34,000 people.

Goodyear

Goodyear maintains a wide product offering of agricultural and industrial tyres in radial and bias construction for the original equipment and replacement market. A full range global supplier for over 100 years Goodyear has a long tradition and a wealth of tyre expertise in the agricultural and industrial industry.

 

Storing Truck Tyres

Storing your Forklift tyres correctly when on the machine or stacked as spares is important in extending their life time and ensuring they remain safe and continue to function as they should. General advice is to keep your Forklift tyres our of heat and direct sunlight, as it can dry out the rubber and cause cracking. Other advice to follow is to keep them away from liquids like petrol, oil and grease so not to deteriorate the rubber compounds.

 

Buying Truck Tyres Online

Buying Truck tyres online might be new to some people, but it makes a lot of sense. Traditionally tyres are bought from your local tyre supplier in your area, which means you are relying on their stock, pricing, expertise and customer service. By using Big Tyres (a Nottingham based UK company) you using a national tyre supplier, whos only business is in supplying tyres, tubes, wheels and fitting. We have key accounts with main manufactures to offer you the best prices, carry millions of pounds worth of stock, can access any Truck tyre not in stock by going direct to access manufactures stock, are up to date with all the new tyre news regarding brands, patterns and offers in the market place, and have a dedicated team of customer service staff. We often provide free shipping and next day delivery and are open to talk with you by phone, email or live chat.