Bridgestone’s Firestone FT492 single- and tandem-axle trailer tire for long- and regional-haul service is SmartWay-verified and California Air Resources Board-compliant and features a fuel-efficient tread design for low rolling resistance. The tire offers a wide tread footprint to promote even wear and retreadability and is designed to be paired with a Bandag retread to help extend casing life. Thick sidewall ribs help fight curb damage and protect the casing, while the company’s NanoPro-Tech polymer technology reduces energy loss for improved rolling resistance. The tread pattern is designed to provide added traction in wet conditions and promote uniform pressure to minimize edge wear for longer tread life, while the belt package is engineered for optimal casing durability and reduced tire weight. The FT492 initially is available in size 295/75R22.5, with sizes 11R22.5, 11R22.4, 285/75R24.5 and 255/70R22.5 available in November.
Bridgestone Americas Inc., www.bridgestoneamericas.com