NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2004) — Bridgestone/Firestone has launched the Firestone Transforce line of light truck commercial tires.
Aimed at personal and commercial service vehicles, the line's first product is the Firestone Transforce HT.
“It has been designed specifically to meet the needs of larger light trucks, heavy RVs and smaller commercial fleet vehicles that spend much of their service life on the highway,” said Phil Pacsi, executive director of North American consumer tire brand marketing. The market for the tire also includes contractors' pickup trucks and emergency vehicles plus light-duty delivery vans and trucks in small pickup and delivery fleets.
The tire has circumferential grooves and deep shoulder slots for traction in dry, rain and snow conditions, Nashville-based BFS said. Noise-suppression technology also is used in the tire's design to make it quiet running.
The tire is available in four Load Range E sizes, including LT235/85R16 120/116R E, LT225/75R16 115/112 R E, LT 245/75R16 120/116R E and LT265/75R16 123/120 R. BFS said more sizes will be added throughout 2005.