radial tire

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radial tire

n.
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords extending to beads are laid at approximately right angles to the center line of the tread.

ra′dial tire′


n.
a tire in which the plies or cords run from one bead to the other at right angles to both beads.
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Noun1.radial tire - pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casingradial tire - pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing
pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre - a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc
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More costly, harder to construct, and less forgiving than its bias-ply cousin, the radial tire nearly disappeared from sight until Michelin stepped in and developed and commercialized it.
In the 1960s, Americans drove on bias-ply nylon cord tires that provided perhaps 20,000 km of service before wearout.
It's estimated that most farm tires are bias-ply types and that only about 30% of all farm tires are radials today.
Since the basic M967 and M969 tankers have the older suspension configuration and wedge-type brake system, keep using the 20-in split rims with the bias-ply tube tires while they are still available in the supply system.
On more even terrain, the radial design provides a quieter, smoother ride than a conventional bias-ply tire, treading over small and large bumps with ease.
The system Hess is using includes classifications such as Clean Passenger Tires, Dirty Passenger Tires and Other Passenger Tires (contaminated and burned), as well as Radial Truck Tires and Bias-ply Truck Tires.
Radials are typically inflated to lower pressures than bias-ply tires.
Radial tires don't wear out as quickly as bias-ply tires and therefore cause less pollution per mile from particulate matter.
Today's radial tyres last four times longer than 1960s bias-ply treads.
Today's radial tires last four times longer than the bias-ply treads of the 1960s, so people don't have to replace them as often.
The company's bias-ply tires dominate NASCAR's All-Pro circuit, which includes stops at such tracks as Louisville Motor Speedway and the Winchester Speedway in Indiana.
Only the treads of bias-ply tires can go into mats.