Firestone Launches All-Position Wide Base Radial Tire

June 20, 2017 - Equipment

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Bridgestone Americas has launched the Firestone FS818 wide base radial truck tire for on- and off-highway applications.

Designed for all-position use, the Firestone FS818 utilizes has a tread compound that resists cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear. The tire is designed with a deep,  self-cleaning tread pattern for better traction and longer mileage.  It also features stone rejector platforms in every groove to increase durability.

“We recognized a need for a durable, hardworking tire that is versatile enough to perform in on-and-off-highway environments,” said Sanjay Nayakwadi, director of product strategy, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “The Firestone FS818 tire does just that, enabling fleets to haul higher payloads and tackle challenging service environments.”

Key features of the Firestone FS818 tire include:

  • Block sipes to slice through water and provide solid grip on wet roads;
  • Four steel belts to extend casing life while providing protection from cuts and punctures;
  • Sidewall protector ribs to fight against cuts, snags and abrasions; and
  • Block design and edges optimized for the performance required in on/off-highway environments.

The Firestone FS818 is available in the following sizes: 385/65R22.5, 425/65R22.5, and 445/65R22.5.

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