Firestone brand FD695 Plus drive tire debuts

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Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Group, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, says the new Firestone brand FD695 Plus drive tire is approved for use on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-certified equipment and is suited for fleets running California Air Resources Board-compliant vehicles. The FD695 Plus is designed for optimum performance on tandem axle drive tractors in long-haul and regional operations.

The FD695 Plus features fuel-efficient casing technology and low-rolling-resistance tread and sidewall compounds, with a cap/base tread compounding design and deep 26/32-inch original tread depth. 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 FD695 Plus casing, designed with retreadability in mind, has four full steel belts and a steel body ply, and can be retreaded for either trailer or drive axle service.