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Firestone DuraForce AT-R Radial Tires For Loader Backhoe Front Axles
August 5th, 2008
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The Bridgestone Firestone Off Road Products Division offers sizes of DuraForce radial tires specifically for the front axles of loader backhoes. The two tires are: 320/80 R18 DuraForce AT-R (approved rim widths 9.00 inches, 10.00 inches); 340/80 R18 DuraForce AT-R (approved rim widths 10.00 inches, 11.00 inches). DualForce Radial tires increase forward and reverse traction significantly- up to 18 percent over bias equivalent- because their larger footprint reduces wheel slip. Because of the better traction, fuel efficiency improves as well compared with bias tires. Other radial benefits include: Lowered costs per hour, since shorter cycle times may increase productivity; Increased tire life- up to 33 percent extended wear-generates more working hours, less downtime, lower service costs and fewer tire replacements; Reduced road vibration- the Duraforce AT-R features a harmonically noise-treated tread design that reduces cab noise and road vibration for reduced operator fatigue and improved operational comfort.