A worker at Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.'s distribution center in Plainfield, Ill., checks out the new Bridgestone 48/95R57**VELS off-the-road tire, which the company said is the world's largest radial. Designed for the giant dump trucks used in mining operations, the tire is 12.5 feet in diameter and 4.3 feet wide, and weighs 9,200 pounds.
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