Bridgestone offers new Firestone steer tire, Bandag retread

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Fire_FS561 EnhancedNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has introduced a new Firestone steer tire and Bandag retread.

The Firestone FS561 is suitable for on-highway use in high-scrub environments. It’s an all-position radial recommended for regional and P&D applications.

“The new FS561 is built for demanding environments, with features such as a tough tread cap compound and solid shoulder ribs that help resist maneuvering scrub leading to increased tread life,” said Matt Loos, director of truck and bus marketing, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “The FS561 delivers the trusted, quality performance of the Firestone brand.”

It’s available in sizes 295/75R22.5 and 11R22.5 in the US and Canada, with more sizes scheduled for release later this year.

The Bandag B799 retread is available for mild mixed service and P&D environments, the company announced. It is designed to compliment the M799. The new tread design is aimed at offering solid traction and a deep tread depth to promote long wear life.

“The B799 meets the needs of fleets that operate in mixed service environments where they need on-road performance, as well as off-road capability where traction and durability are important,” said Matt Schnedler, retread product marketing manager, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “Additionally, the tread features proven Bandag tread compounding in an updated, optimized pattern for maximum performance.”

The Bandag B799 is available in four tread sizes in the US and Canada: 210 mm through 240 mm.

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