Firestone debuts ultra-deep drive tire

Firestone is introducing a new 29/32-in. deep drive-axle radial aimed at long-distance linehaulers. According to the tire maker, the FD690 PLUS has one of the deepest treads of any drive radial available along with a continuous shoulder design engineered to cut down irregular wear. The tire’s tread boasts an aggressive block/lug design with numerous angled edges to cut through water and road films. Center lugs are linked by tie bars to add stability and fight heel and toe wear. The continuous shoulder design helps prevent the start and spread of irregular wear without sacrificing wet traction, said Firestone. The tire, suitable for single and twin-screw applications, comes in a “G” load rating in both standard and low-profile sizes for 22.5- and 24.5-in. wheels.

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