Firestone Introduces Aggressive Extra-deep On/Off-Highway Drive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 25, 2008)- The new Firestone FD835 On/Off-Highway drive is designed to deliver superior traction and exceptional removal mileage in severe-service applications. The aggressive drive is ideal for rugged applications in logging, construction, mining, refuse or oil field service. The FD835 is the first of a new generation of Firestone on/off-highway tires.

The FD835 has an aggressive block tread pattern for superior traction both on and off the highway. Thirstly angled sipes positioned in each block cut through rain for solid wet-surface handling. An extra-deep open sholder design provides outstanding traction on soft surfaces, including mud and snow. With a tread over one full inch deep, the FD835 offers exceptional removal mileage. Ultra-tough tread compounds combat cuts, chips, chunks and tears for long tread life- even in sever service.

This aggressive block radial incorporates four steel belts and an all-steel casing so it can be retreaded for any axle position. Split-belt construction helps the casing resist cuts and punctures by enveloping debris, which reduces belt damage for longer tire life and enhanced retreadibility. To enhance casing life, FD835 uses computer-designed groove shapes to help prevent trapped stones from pushing into the tread grooves and piercing the belt layer, which can damage belts and expose them to rust.

The new Firestone FD835 is available in the 11R24.5 size with an H load rating, and is usable to 65 mph. For more information on this aggressive exra-deep on/off-highway drive, ask your Firestone dealer or visit

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