NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has launched the Firestone FS818 wide-base radial truck tire for on- and-off-highway applications.
The tire is designed for higher payloads, flotation and all-position use in severe service environments.
The Firestone FS818 features special tread compounds to help resist cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear, the company said, and is designed with a deep, self-cleaning tread pattern for aggressive traction and long original mileage. The stone rejector platforms in every groove offer stronger durability.
"We recognized a need for a durable, hardworking tire that is versatile enough to perform in on-and-off-highway environments," said Sanjay Nayakwadi, director of product strategy, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.