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.
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.