Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions is adding two sizes to its lineup of Firestone FD690 PLUS deep drive-axle tires for pickup-and-delivery fleets — 225/70R19.5 and 245/70R19.5.
The FD690 PLUS is claimed to provide ‘great removal mileage’ in both single and tandem drive-axle applications. It’s in use with small fleets and owner operators who run coast-to-coast or regionally in pickup and delivery applications. It features a continuous shoulder design engineered to combat irregular wear, and the 19/32 and 20/32-in. tread depths complement this closed shoulder design.
The tire features an ‘aggressive’ block/lug design, with numerous angled edges to cut through water and road films. The center lugs are linked to each other with tie bars to add stability against tread squirm and to fight heel and toe wear, says the maker.