Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas Inc. has debuted its new Firestone VersaBuilt tire line at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg event in Las Vegas in early March 2017. The company says its first full line of off-the-road radial tires from Firestone has been designed to perform in a variety of work environments, applications and with many types of equipment.
“With more radial tires entering the off-the-road market, we saw a need to introduce a dependable product at an affordable price that is backed by a trusted brand,” says Taylor Cole, president, off-the-road, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Our construction customers are looking for a versatile line of tires that they can rely on to get the job done, and that’s exactly what they get with Firestone VersaBuilt.”
VersaBuilt tires have been designed to provide solid traction for loaders, graders and earth movers, “ensuring these machines perform at their best in a variety of conditions, ranging from muddy to rocky surfaces,” says Bridgestone.
Key features of Firestone VersaBuilt tires, according to Bridgestone, include:
- a steel casing and SideArmor sidewalls designed to protect against cuts and punctures by deflecting stones and debris;
- a nondirectional, self-cleaning tread for added traction and a tough tread compound to promote wear life;
- three different tread patterns optimized for general use across environments: The Firestone VersaBuilt All Traction (G2/L2), the Firestone VersaBuilt All Purpose (E3/L3), and the Firestone VersaBuilt Deep Tread (E4/L4); and
- 11 different size offerings to meet the demands of different applications.
Firestone VersaBuilt tires are backed by a five-year limited warranty and an expansive dealer network, says the firm.
More information about the new line of tires can be found on this web page.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based Bridgestone Corp., one of the largest tire and rubber companies in the world.