New Firestone drive tire is SmartWay-certified
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Group (BCSG), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, has introduced the new Firestone brand FD695 PLUS drive tire.
The company says the tire is built for fuel efficiency without sacrificing removal mileage. The FD695 PLUS is approved for use on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay-certified equipment. BCSG says it is ideal for fleets running California Air Resources Board (CARB)-compliant vehicles, and the FD695 PLUS is designed for optimum performance on tandem axle drive tractors in long-haul and regional operations.
The FD695 PLUS was designed with the latest fuel-efficient casing technology and low-rolling resistance tread and sidewall compounds. Its cap/base tread compounding design and deep 26/32˝ original tread depth help to increase wear life. Continuous shoulder ribs distribute weight and torque evenly to fight irregular wear, and they are coupled to an aggressive center lug tread design to provide solid wet traction.
The FD695 PLUS casing was designed with retreadability in mind. The FD695 PLUS casing, with four full steel belts and a steel body ply, can be retreaded for either trailer or drive axle service.