MUSCATINE, Iowa (August 5, 2008) – Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) is introducing six new sizes to its lineup of Firestone FS560 PLUS tough-wearing steers. These premium tires are specially designed to deliver long wear and low cost per mile for the demanding work of P&D and local hauling applications.
Firestone Adds Six New Sizes to its Premium FS560 PLUS Urban Steer Lineup
Fleets operating in short-haul or urban applications now have more sizes to choose from, including 9R22.5 and 10R22.5 in “F” load ranges, 10R22.5 in “G” load range, and 255/70R22.5, 275/70R22.5 and 215/75R17.5 low profile sizes all in “H” load ranges. The 215/75R17.5 size will be available fourth quarter. All the other sizes are available now at your favorite Firestone commercial tire dealer or truckstop.
The Firestone FS560 PLUS has a deep tread for long original mileage with a solid shoulder design to help fight the turning and maneuvering scrub forces that short hauls and urban usage inflict on tires.
Multiple cross-rib sipes and wide, deep “flow-through” grooves evacuate water efficiently from the footprint for precise traction, even on rain-slick city streets.
For superior retreadability, the FS560 PLUS has four full steel belts, an all-steel casing ply, and a special, two-layer tread that combines a slow-wearing top compound with a layer beneath that helps insulate the casing from damaging heat.
To learn more about Firestone FS560 PLUS tough-wearing premium radials, ask your dealer or truckstop. To request a free Firestone brochure, call 1-800-863-2603 or visit http://www.firestonetrucktires.com and click on the “request a catalog” button.
About Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions:
Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC, manufactures, markets and sells medium and heavy duty truck tires for the original equipment and replacement markets in the United States and in Canada through Bridgestone Firestone Canada Inc. Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton brand truck tires are available through more than 2,500 dealers and truck stops across the U.S. and Canada. Around the world, top truck fleets and original equipment manufacturers rely on Bridgestone and Firestone brand tires for long tread life and low cost per mile. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise. This combination of new and retread product offerings, combined with BBTS™ commercial retail operations doing business as TDS, GCR Tire Centers and White Tire, provides trucking customers with total tire solutions.