Firestone truck tire is designed for fuel efficiency

July 28, 2011

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, is launching the premium Firestone FS507 PLUS steer/all-position radial designed for fuel efficiency and dependability. The FS507 PLUS is approved for use on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWaySM-dedicated equipment and complies with California Air Resources Board (CARB) rules.

“Fleets who rely on Firestone’s superior cost per mile and value can run SmartWaySM-verified Firestone tires on every wheel position,” said Bert Jones, manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, BCS.  “Using the new FS507 PLUS steer, in combination with the FD695 PLUS drive and FT455 PLUS trailer tires offers some of the best fuel efficiency in the industry.”

BCS says the FS507 PLUS replaces the FS507 and builds on its proven performance. The FS507 PLUS adds advanced, fuel-efficient twin-layer tread and sidewall compounding for lower rolling resistance and outstanding fuel economy.

The top layer of its twin-layer tread is formulated for longer wear and good mileage. The lower layer of the tread helps shield the casing from damaging heat for long life and retreadability. Shoulder wear protector ribs minimize cupping and step-down wear, while stress-relief sipes fight irregular wear and provide hundreds of biting edges to enhance traction.

For dependable performance and value, the FS507 PLUS uses a deep original tread and proven casing construction with four steel belts and an all-steel body ply. It is available in both low profile and 90-series sizes. The low profile tread pattern has five ribs and the 90-series four ribs. Both are available in “G” and “H” load ratings.

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