NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s Firestone Ag division has created an online tool, the Tire Pressure Calculator, to help dealers calculate accurate inflation farm tire pressure.
"Instead of doing long, drawn out math to help customers determine their best tire inflation, this calculator was designed to make our dealers' jobs much easier," said Brad Harris, field engineer, Firestone Ag.
"With today's heavy equipment making multiple passes through the field, soil compaction is also a real risk. Ensuring those tires are properly inflated will help your customers maximize yield."
Bridgestone noted that Firestone tires built with the company's Advanced Deflection Design (AD2) technology will have greater load capacity at the same inflation pressure or be able to handle the same load at a lower inflation pressure. The AD2 technology can give Firestone tires a larger footprint, which helps increase traction compared to standard radial tires, the company said.
"Firestone testing showed that the AD2 technology provides your customers with as much as 4 percent savings in fuel and 5 percent savings in time compared to our standard radial tires," Mr. Harris added.
"Combining our newest technology with advanced tools like the Tire Pressure Calculator helps Firestone service customers easily and accurately."
For more information, visit www.firestoneag.com.