Bridgestone Bandag Expands FS560 Plus Range
In the US, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions is introducing six new sizes to its range of Firestone FS560 Plus steer tyres. Fleets operating in short-haul or urban applications now have numerous new size options to choose from, including 9R22.5 and 10R22.5 in “F” load ranges, 10R22.5 in “G” load range, and 255/70R22.5, 275/70R22.5 and 215/75R17.5 low profile sizes all in “H” load ranges. The 215/75R17.5 size will be available in the fourth quarter; all other sizes have already been released.
The Firestone FS560 Plus has a deep tread for long original mileage, says Bridgestone Bandag, with a solid shoulder design to help fight the turning and manoeuvring scrub forces that short haul and urban usage inflicts on tyres. Multiple cross-rib sipes and wide, deep “flow-through” grooves evacuate water from the footprint for better traction, even on rain-slick city streets. For superior retreadability, the FS560 Plus comes with four full steel belts, an all-steel casing ply, and a special, two-layer tread that combines a slow-wearing top compound with a layer beneath that helps insulate the casing from damaging heat.