Firestone Intoduces 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. Thirsty angled sipes positioned in each block through rain for solid wet-surface handling. An extra-deep open shoulder 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 severe 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 retreadability.

To enhance casing life, FD835 uses computer-designed groove shaped 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 extra-deep on/off-highway drive, ask your Firestone dealer or visit

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.


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