Jun 4, 2013 Nashville. TN

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Announces New Firestone DuraLoad PT L5S Bias Tire

Designed especially for quarry and mining operations

 Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, introduced its newest addition to the DuraLoad tire line, the Firestone DuraLoad PT L5S bias tire. Designed specifically for severe loader service, the new tire features the same trusted casing construction as the DuraLoad DT and DuraLoad SDT. The Firestone DuraLoad PT L5S tire’s advanced sidewall rib protector technology minimizes sidewall damage, improves cut resistance plus larger footprint design provides longer wear making it perfect for use in the harshest of mining and quarry environments.

“Quarry and mining operations require specially engineered tires to maximize cut resistance in severely rocky conditions,” said Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “The Firestone DuraLoad PT, L5S tire offers the benefits and durability of DuraLoad casing construction, for which the product is known, but in a plain tread design with no lugs. The plain or smooth tread alleviates cuts and puncture damage caused by rocks in the tread voids and is ideal for quarry and mine use in severe rock. This tire is developed to endure these hazards, prolonging life and minimizing down time.”

The tire is offered in both nylon and nylon steel construction in size 45/65-45. Nylon steel construction offers added protection from casing damaging cuts and is good for severe operations. Nylon construction is ideal for loaders operating in environments requiring chains.

The Firestone DuraLoad PT L5S bias tires are now available through authorized Firestone OTR dealers.