Bridgestone Americas, Inc. expands its waste segment portfolio with two new all-position radial tires designed exclusively for the waste industry. The Bridgestone M870 and Firestone FS860 tires were revealed at WasteExpo 2018 in Las Vegas. Both will enter the market later this year.
Bridgestone M870 all-position tire is engineered for urban waste fleets in high-scrub and short-haul applications. Bridgestone says the newest design provides longer wear performance and features casing enhancements such as cooling fin technology and stone rejecter platforms to increase durability and help maximize retreadability.
The Firestone FS860 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, the company says.
“Tires in the waste segment have to perform in one of trucking’s toughest applications,” said Eric Higgs, vice president, commercial marketing, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. "Waste fleets are looking to maximize uptime and lower their total cost of ownership, so they need tires with exceptional treadwear performance and retreadability. With these new offerings, we will help make mobility more efficient for our waste customers.”