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Made to Mud

The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 has 5 percent better mud traction than its predecessor. “Mud-Phobic” bars on the tyre’s shoulders are designed to release compacted mud for enhanced traction in muddy or soft soil conditions. The tyre’s Terrain-Attack tread pattern includes massive tread blocks designed to deliver incredible grip from any angle of approach.

Built to Climb

The advanced Krawl-TEK compound in the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 delivers 8 percent better rock traction that enhances grip on rock and other slick surfaces. The tyre’s Linear Flex Zone allows it to envelop objects at reduced inflation for even more grip when climbing. The Traction-Armor Sidewall Sculpture and notched shoulder design also boost traction capabilities in soft soil and mud.

Created to Conquer

The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 was designed to conquer the toughest off-road challenges with extreme sidewall protection, pinch shock resistance and chip-and-tear resistance on gravel. Its sidewalls are 27 percent tougher, thanks to CoreGard Max race-proven technology derived from the BFGoodrich Baja T/A® KR3 desert-racing tyre line. This technology helps prevent splitting or puncturing with increased thickness that protects the critical sidewall failure zone.The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 also offers solid street performance and acceptable on-road noise levels for the rides to and from the trail.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • BFGoodrich Tires introduced the world’s first radial mud-terrain tyre 38 years ago with the launch of the BFGoodrich® Radial Mud-Terrain T/A®. Our newest edition – KM3 – is our 5th generation of mud products and fits within the extreme off-road portion of the LT portfolio, just under the Krawler™ T/A® KX. The KM3 tyre is designed to be “must-have equipment” for serious enthusiasts when conditions require extreme toughness and traction.

  • KM3 is truly “Built through experience … earned on the trail.” Years of experience and testing in some of the toughest conditions on Earth have resulted in a product that is improved over its predecessor and meets the needs of serious off-road enthusiasts:

    • 5% better mud traction* from its Terrain-Attack tread design.

    • 8% better rock traction** thanks to Krawl-TEK tread compound.

    • 27% tougher sidewalls*** with race-proven CoreGard Max technology.

  • Toughness – specifically in the critical sidewall area.

    • CoreGard Max technology features thicker sidewall rubber taken directly from our race-proven Baja T/A® KR3 tire.

    • Traction-Armor Sidewall Sculpture in the upper sidewall/shoulder area of the tyre provides additional protection and deflects objects away from the critical sidewall failure zone.

  • The Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 provides good handling and grip on pavement, plus reasonable levels of noise. Off-road enthusiasts demand toughness and traction, but also want a tyre that provides good dynamic capability. The KM3 delivers on all of those needs, with a noise level closely resembling that of the Mud-Terrain T/A® KM2 tyre.

  • The KM3 has earned the name “Baja Champion” as a result of winning the Baja 1000 Baja Challenge class in 2016 and 2017. Specifically, motorsport competition drove the decision to utilize a 3-ply carcass in all sizes of KM3 and to utilize the same rubber compound in the sidewall of KM3 that is used in our purebred off-road racing tyre: the Baja T/A® KR3.

  • The KM3 tyre will be available from New Zealand BFGoodrich dealers from August2018.

    New Zealand will have 20 new sizes available from August ranging in size from 16 to 20-inch rim diameters. A full compliment of 38 sizes will be available by end of 2019, providing for 90 percent coverage of the market. The Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 will have the best coverage of the 17- to 20-inch rim diameter market - the largest segment in this tyre category.

  • While BFGoodrich does not set the retail price for our products, prices will vary according to size and more details will be available from introduction in August 2018.

  • The BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 tyre will be produced at our plants in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • The Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 tyre will be available through all BFGoodrich authorized dealers in New Zealand.


  • The Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 tyre is designed for the serious off-road enthusiast who requires a tyre that delivers extreme toughness and traction. This may be an off-road enthusiast looking for a challenge or an outdoor enthusiast getting off the beaten path to do what they love, such as kayaking, camping, hiking or outdoor photography.

  • The KM3 is designed for recreational off-road use by off-road enthusiasts.

  • This is a replacement tyre with potential for OE partnerships in the future.

BFGoodrich® Tires has introduced the Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3, its next-generation off-road tyre for extreme conditions. Long known as the leading brand for hard-core off-road enthusiasts, BFGoodrich has introduced technologies into the new tyre that improve climbing, traction and toughness in the mud and over rock.

Representing the latest innovation in BFGoodrich’s 40-year history of advancing off-road tyre technology, the Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 is must-have equipment for those who need tyres to perform in nearly any off-road scenario.

“The KM3 tyre is essential equipment for serious off-road enthusiasts. We designed this tyre for extreme toughness and traction,” said Harold Phillips, global general manager of the BFGoodrich brand. “Whether building for off-road fun or for extreme capability to reach outdoor activities, this tyre was made to take drivers anywhere they want to go.”