Bridgestone Americas has launched the Firestone FT492 trailer tire, offering fleets a fuel-efficient, SmartWay-verified and California Air Resources Board compliant option.
Available in five sizes, the FT492 features a fuel-efficient tread design that promotes low rolling resistance. The trailer tire is also engineered with sidewall protection and a wide tread footprint.
The Firestone FT492 tire is designed for single- and tandem-axel trailer applications and offers a wide footprint to promote even wear and retreadability. The tire can be paired with a Bandag retread, extending casing life and lowering the total cost of tire ownership.
Other features of the Firestone FT492 tire include:
- Thick sidewall ribs to fight curb damage and protect the casing
- NanoPro-Tech polymer technology to reduce energy loss for improved rolling resistance
- A tread pattern designed to provide secure traction in wet conditions and promote uniform pressure across the tire to minimize edge wear for long tread life
- An optimized belt package for casing durability and reduced tire weight
The new Firestone FT492 tire for long- and regional-haul service is now available in the U.S. and Canada in the 295/75R22.5 size. Sizes 11R22.5, 11R22.4, 285/75R24.5 and 255/70R22.5 will available in November.