A new regional and long-haul drive tire designed for optimum performance on tandem axle drive tractors provides improved fuel efficiency without sacrificing removal mileage, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Group said.
The FD695 Plus Firestone-branded tire has a 26/32-in. original tread depth and improved wear, thanks to its cap/base tread compounding design, Bridgestone said. Continuous shoulder ribs distribute weight and torque evenly to fight irregular wear, and they are coupled to an aggressive center lug tread design to provide solid wet traction.
The tire meets EPA's low-rolling resistance standard of at least 3% better fuel economy than the average “best-selling” new tire.
Bridgestone said the FD695 Plus is approved for use on SmartWay and CARB-compliant equipment.