Tire load index or load rating is a numerical code on a tire sidewall which specify the maximum load the tire can carry at the speed indicated by the tire's speed rating under certain service conditions - specified by the manufacturer.

The load index is identified as a part of the tire size designation or the tire's service description, together with the speed index (e.g. Size designation: 205/60R15 91V - 91V in "service description" means this tyre can carry maximum 615 kg/1356 lb while going up to the maximum speed of 240kmh/150mph).

Tires with the same load index, regardless of tire size, may carry the same load, but not always, and they may require substantially different inflation pressures. An equal or greater load index does not always correspond to equal or greater load capacity at all inflation pressure settings, particularly when comparing P-metric and Euro-metric passenger car tires.

Load index chart

Load indexKgPound(lb)
51195430
52200441
53206454
54212467
55218481
56224494
57230507
58236520
59243536
60250551
61257567
62265584
63272600
64280617
65290639
66300661
67307677
68315694
69325717
70335739
71345761
72355783
73365805
74375827
75387853
76400882
77412908
78425937
79437963
80450992
814621019
824751047
834871074
845001102
855151135
865301168
875451202
885601235
895801279
906001323
916151356
926301389
936501433
946701477
956901521
967101565
977301609
987501653
997751709
1008001764
1018251819
1028501874
1038751929
1049001984
1059252039
1069502094
1079752150
10810002205
10910302271
11010602337
11110902403
11211202469
11311502535
11411802601
11512152679
11612502756
11712852833
11813202910
11913602998
12014003086
12114503197
12215003307
12315503417
12416003527
12516503638
12617003748
12717503858
12818003968
12918504079
13019004189
13119504299
132200441
13320604542
13421204674
13521804806
13622404938
13723005071
13823605203
13924305357
14025005512
14125755677
14226505842
143572512621
14428006173
14529006393
14630006614
14730756779
14831506945
14932507165
15033507385
15134507606
15235507826
15336508047
15437508267
15538758543
15640008818
15741259094
15842509370
15943759645
16045009921
161462510196
162475010472
163487510748
164500011023
165515011354
166530011684
167545012015
168560012346
169580012787
173600013228
171615013558
172630013889
173650014330
174670014771
175690015212
176710015653
177730016094
178750016535
179775017086
180800017637
181825018188
182850018739
183875019290
184900019842
185925020393
186950020944
187975021495
1881000022046
1891030022708
1901060023369
1911090024030
1921120024692
1931150025353
1941180026015
1951215026786
1961250027558
1971285028329
1981320029101
1991360029983
2001400030865
2011450031967
2021500033069
2031550034172
2041600035274
2051650036376
2061700037479
2071750038581
2081800039683
2091850040785
2101900041888
2111950042990
2122000044092
2132060045415
2142120046738
2152180048061
2162240049383
2172300050706
2182360052029
2192430053572
2202500055116
2212575056769
2222650058422
2232725060076
2242800061729
2252900063934
2263000066139
2273075067792
2283150069446
2293250071650
2303350073855
2313450076059
2323550078264
2333650080469
2343750082673
2353875085429
2364000088185
2374125090941
2384250093696
2394375096452
2404500099208
24146250101964
24247500104719
24348750107475
24450000110231
24551500113538
24653000116845
24754500120152
24856000123459
24958000127868
25060000132277

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