At WasteExpo in Las Vegas, Bridgestone Americas showcased two new all-position radial tires under the Bridgestone and Firestone brands that are designed exclusively for the waste industry and will enter the market later this year.
The Bridgestone M870 is an all-position tire designed for urban waste fleets in high-scrub and short-haul applications. The tires feature longer wear performance, with casing enhancements such as cooling-fin technology and stone rejecter platforms to increase durability and help maximize retreadability.
The Firestone FS860 all-position tire features a wide belt package for enhanced casing durability and angled grooves for traction in wet environments. The FS860 tire delivers the first 10,000-pound-rated tire from Firestone, and offers a long-lasting tread and retreadability.
“Tires in the waste segment have to perform in one of trucking’s toughest applications. Waste fleets are looking to maximize uptime and lower their total cost of ownership, so they need tires with exceptional treadwear performance and retreadability,” said Eric Higgs, vice president, commercial marketing, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.