Bridgestone expands off-road tire line

Bridgestone expands off-road tire line

Company adds a 24-inch tire to its Firestone VersaBuilt line of radial tires.

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Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas Inc. has announced the expansion of its Firestone VersaBuilt All Traction (AT) radial tire line. Designed primarily for loaders and graders, the new Firestone VersaBuilt AT 14.00R24 24-inch tire is engineered to provide improved traction, versatility and dependable performance in a variety of environments, says the company.

“The addition of the 14.00R24 tire rounds out the existing Firestone VersaBuilt All Traction offering and complements the total portfolio of radial off-the-road (OTR) products with the durability you expect from the Firestone brand,” says Tim Netzel, director of marketing for OTR products at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

The Firestone VersaBuilt AT line is designed for improved traction, increased tire life and helping to deliver improved productivity on the jobsite, according to the firm. All sizes feature an all-steel casing and a SideArmor sidewall designed to deflect stones and debris and help protect against cuts and punctures. Additionally, a self-cleaning tread pattern allows for more traction in soft and muddy surfaces, says Bridgestone.

Other features of the Firestone VersaBuilt AT tire line include: a nondirectional pattern to promote even wear over time; a proprietary compound created to produce long wear life and cut-resistance; and an open-shoulder design to provide additional traction.

Bridgestone introduced the Firestone VersaBuilt tire line at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 as the first full line of OTR radial tires available in the Firestone brand. The company refers to the VersaBuilt tire line as featuring “all-traction, all-purpose and deep tread patterns to meet the demands of different applications and operating environments.”

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is the United States subsidiary of Japan-based Bridgestone Corp., which describes itself as the world’s largest tire and rubber company.