Bridgestone expands Transforce to Class 4-5 sizes

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has expanded its Firestone Transforce tire line to include sizes for Class 4-5 commercial trucks.

The Firestone Transforce AT2 is an all-position radial tire designed for all terrains and features a tread for wet and winter traction, the company says.

The new 225/70R19.5 LRF size is currently available in Canada and the U.S. Sizes 225/70R19.5 LRG and 245/70R19.5 LRG will be available by Oct. 1.

Features include a compound designed to prevent heat-related damage, protecting the tire casing’s integrity and promoting future retreads.

It comes with a three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) marking to designate winter traction, and multiple tread edges to promote traction in wet conditions. The tire’s sidewall protector ribs fight curbing-related damage, while a high-scrub read compound enhances scrubbing resistance and promotes tread life, the company said. A wider belt extends the tire’s should area to help diminish irregular wear, too.

The Firestone Transforce AT2

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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