NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 5, 2013) — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has introduced the Firestone DuraLoad PT L5S bias tire, its newest addition to the DuraLoad tire line.
Bridgestone said the DuraLoad PT L5S is designed specifically for severe loader service and has the same casing construction as the DuraLoad DT and DuraLoad SDT.
The Firestone DuraLoad PT L5S tire's advanced sidewall rib protector technology minimizes sidewall damage, Bridgestone said, improves cut resistance, plus offers a larger footprint design that provides longer wear—making it ideal for use in the harshest of mining and quarry environments.
"Quarry and mining operations require specially engineered tires to maximize cut resistance in severely rocky conditions," said Bert Jones, manager, product marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR.
"The Firestone DuraLoad PT, L5S tire offers the benefits and durability of DuraLoad casing construction, for which the product is known, but in a plain tread design with no lugs. The plain or smooth tread alleviates cuts and puncture damage caused by rocks in the tread voids and is ideal for quarry and mine use in severe rock. This tire is developed to endure these hazards, prolonging life and minimizing down time."
The tire is offered in both nylon and nylon steel construction in size 45/65-45, Bridgestone said, and is now available through authorized Firestone OTR dealers.