Carlisle Tire and Rubber has actually been around since 1917, when they got their start producing inner tubes for Montgomery Ward stores. Over the years, Carlisle grew and prospered, and began producing, belts, hoses and other rubber products as well as tires.
Today, Carlisle Corporation also owns several wheel manufacturers and maintains sites in Kansas, California, Texas and South Carolina. In recent years, Carlisle Tire and Wheel Company also has manufacturing plants in China and Tennessee, and distribution points in Canada and Wisconsin. Carlisle has also since purchased Dayco’s belt manufacturing operations in Ohio, Missouri and Kansas. The company has since diversified into construction materials, commercial roofing, specialty tire and wheel, brake and food service industries.
Carlisle specializes in tires for ATV’s, turf, maintenance, industrial, agricultural and off-highway equipment, as well as a comprehensive line of trailer tires. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the wide range of tires offered by Carlisle:
- Carlisle All Trail – This tough ATV tire uses a heavy-duty rubber formulation and nylon cord construction for traction and resistance to cuts, tears and punctures, with a deep zigzag lug pattern and squared-off shoulders for handling and self-cleaning. The All Trail is also available with other specialized tread patterns
- USA Trail – Ideal for boat, cargo, horse-transport, construction or other trailer applications, the USA Trail is a bias-ply tire that’s designed for long wear, stability and heat dispersion. Zigzag tread design for traction and ride; substantially exceeds DOT requirements.
- Ultra Guard – Designed for off-highway sever duty, the Ultra Guard features a super rugged, heavy-duty construction and an abrasion-resistant tread compound. The Ultra Guard’s “Ever Compensating” footprint is designed for long service wear through its entire life cycle. LVT design intended for hard surface/sharp abrasion conditions, with extra deep tread and heavy ply ratings.