NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Bridgestone Americas Inc. has introduced the Firestone FD692, a drive-axle tire that offers all-weather performance, fuel-efficiency and durability.
The Firestone FD692 is SmartWay verified and California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant.
The tire features 400% more biting edges than its predecessor, the FD691; Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification; and improved wet traction.
"Bridgestone is committed to making mobility more efficient for fleets, which is why we are launching the new Firestone FD692 fuel-efficient drive tire to help fleets capitalize on the full performance potential of their valuable tire assets," said Ben Johnson, marketing director, truck and bus radial tires, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO).
"This new tire is uniquely designed with the latest technological advancements to achieve the long-lasting wear, efficiency and dependability that hard-working fleets demand from their tires."
The tire also features:
• A high-rigidity tread pattern to control movement of the tire's tread blocks for even wear and reduced rolling resistance;
• Proprietary sidewall technology and design to limit heat loss, improve fuel efficiency and reduce overall tire weight without sacrificing durability; and;
• Stone rejector platform to increase retreadability of the casing by preventing trapped stones from pushing into tread grooves and piercing the tire's belt layer.
The Firestone FD692 tire is now available in four sizes — 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 — in the U.S. and Canada.