New Firestone Wide Base Radial Truck Tire Delivers Traction and Durability for On/Off-Highway Use
Jun 20, 2017 NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the launch of the new Firestone FS818™ wide base radial truck tire for on-and-off-highway applications. Designed for all position use, the Firestone FS818 tire is a dependable, durable option for fleets looking for long-lasting performance in severe service environments.
Featuring a wide base design for higher payloads and outstanding flotation, the Firestone FS818 utilizes special tread compounds to help resist cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear. The tire is designed with a deep, self-cleaning tread pattern for aggressive traction and long original mileage. In addition, stone rejector platforms in every groove offer strong durability.
“We recognized a need for a durable, hardworking tire that is versatile enough to perform in on-and-off-highway environments,” said Sanjay Nayakwadi, director of product strategy, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “The Firestone FS818 tire does just that, enabling fleets to haul higher payloads and tackle challenging service environments.”
Key features of the Firestone FS818 tire include:
• Block sipes to slice through water and provide solid grip on wet roads.
• Four steel belts to extend casing life while providing protection from cuts and punctures.
• Sidewall protector ribs to fight against cuts, snags and abrasions.
• Block design and edges optimized for the performance required in on/off highway environments.
The Firestone FS818 tire is available in the following sizes: 385/65R22.5, 425/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5. It is backed by the Firestone 90-day Buy and Try Guarantee ™, as part of the brand’s promise to deliver durable, dependable tires that get the job done.
For more information about the Firestone FS818 tire, click here.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.