Firestone introduces aggressive extra-deep on-/off-highway drive tire

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Firestone says its FD835 on-/off-highway drive is designed to deliver superior traction and exceptional removal mileage in severe-service applications. The aggressive drive is suited for rugged applications in logging, construction, mining, refuse or oil field service.

The FD835, which the company describes as the first of a new generation of Firestone on-/off-highway tires, has an aggressive block tread pattern designed for superior traction both on and off the highway. Thirsty angled sipes positioned in each block are designed to cut through rain for solid wet-surface handling, while an extra-deep open shoulder design helps facilitate outstanding traction on soft surfaces, including mud and snow.

With a tread over one full inch deep, the FD835 is designed to offer exceptional removal mileage; ultra-tough tread compounds help combat cuts, chips, chunks and tears for long tread life, even in severe service. The aggressive block radial incorporates four steel belts and an all-steel casing so it can be retreaded for any axle position, according to the company; split-belt construction helps the casing resist cuts and punctures by enveloping debris, which reduces belt damage for longer tire life and enhanced retreadability. To enhance casing life, FD835 uses computer-designed groove shapes to help prevent trapped stones from pushing into the tread grooves and piercing the belt layer, which can damage belts and expose them to rust.

The new Firestone FD835 is available in the 11R24.5 size with an “H” load rating, and is usable to 65 mph. For more information, go to