The Firestone FT492 trailer tire offers fleets a fuel-efficient, SmartWay-verified and California Air Resources Board compliant option.
 - Photo courtesy Bridgestone Americas

The Firestone FT492 trailer tire offers fleets a fuel-efficient, SmartWay-verified and California Air Resources Board compliant option.

Photo courtesy Bridgestone Americas

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.