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Firestone Ag Launches New Line of Energy Efficient Agriculture Tires

Submitted by: Bridgestone Americas

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Fair Trade & Supply Chain

Posted: Oct 02, 2019 – 04:55 PM EST


NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 02 /CSRwire/ - Firestone Ag, a business of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone), today announced the launch of a new line of agriculture tires designed to deliver reliable and improved performance* in the field. Firestone Maxi Traction tires, now available in 15 sizes, offer farmers improved tread wear*, traction in a variety of soil conditions and targeted load capacity to match application needs. 

“Farmers today need tires that are as tough as the conditions and seasons they operate in,” said Tony Orlando, president, Firestone Ag. “Firestone Maxi Traction tires will help farmers get the most out of their equipment and lessen the toll taken on the fields during critical farming seasons.”

Features of Firestone Maxi Traction agriculture tires include:

  • A tread pattern designed for an improved wear rate and more even tread wear, which promotes longer tire life;

  • AD2 technology to help farmers carry heavier loads at the same pressure as standard agriculture tires, or the same loads at reduced inflation pressure, reducing fuel consumption and minimizing soil compaction;

  • R-1W tread depth and dual-angle tread pattern design for increased tread contact with the soil, improving traction compared to previous Firestone Ag tires with R-1 tread patterns.

Learn more about the Firestone Maxi Traction tire line by visiting https://commercial.firestone.com/en-us/agriculture or by contacting your local Firestone Ag certified dealer. 

*Comparison based on Maxi Traction vs. Firestone Radial All Traction DT from internal testing. Results may vary.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, the company is dedicated to improving the way people live, work, move and play in all of the communities it calls home. 
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