Load Index

Similar to Speed Rating, every tyre on the market has a Load Index indicator. Expressed as a two or three digit number, the load index tells you what the maximum allowed weight your tyre can carry.

NumberLoadNumberLoadNumberLoadNumberLoad
60250kg61265kg62265kg63272kg
64280kg65290kg66300kg67307kg
68315kg69325kg70335kg71345kg
72355kg73365kg74375kg75387kg
76400kg77412kg78425kg79437kg
80450kg81462kg82475kg83478kg
84500kg85515kg86530kg87545kg
88560kg89580kg90600kg91615kg
92630kg93650kg94670kg95690kg
96710kg97730kg98750kg99775kg
100800kg101825kg102850kg103875kg
104900kg105925kg106950kg107975kg
1081000kg1091030kg1101060kg1111090kg
1121120kg1131150kg1141180kg1151215kg
1161250kg1171285kg1181320kg1191360kg

Some tyres have a dual rating, for example “96/94N”, where the 96/94 is the load index. Whenever there are two numbers shown like this, this is for multiple-axle applications. On a single axle trailer, the higher “96” rating applies, so each tyre is rated at 710kg. The tyre rating across the axle would therefore be 710 x 2 = 1420kg.

On multi-axle trailers, always use the second figure, in this instance “94”. The “94” denotes it has a load rating of 670kg per tyre, so on a twin axle trailer it would be 670 x 2 x 2 = 2680kg

Please Note: The figures above show the only load rating of the tyres – always consult your trailer chassis plate to see what your trailer is plated at. Your axles may not be rated as highly as the tyres.