January 28, 2008
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) is introducing the Bridgestone L315, an aggressive-traction on/off-highway wide base radial engineered for long mileage, superior traction and outstanding flotation.
The Bridgestone L315 is designed for axles carrying extra-heavy loads, such as front-discharge cement mixers with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. This new wide base tire is also ideal in job situations where superior traction is required, such as on dump trucks, specialty oil-field equipment and other on/off-highway construction vehicles.
The L315™s lug tread and open shoulder design provide hundreds of biting edges to dig into soft surfaces, promoting superior drive traction in mud and on gravel.
The wide base design distributes footprint pressure for outstanding flotation while also allowing higher payload. In fact, the L315 has an Lâ€ load rating, which allows it to carry 12,300 lbs at 120 psi.
The L315 has a 30/32Ë tread depth for long original tread life and tough tread compounds that resist cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear. The enhanced compound also fights heat build-up so this on/off-highway tire can be used at sustained speeds to 65 mph.
To enhance retreadability, the groove walls are angled so they won™t retain stones that could pierce the belt package. Heavy-duty casing construction combats bruises and resists belt penetration for superior retreadability. And for more low-cost miles, L315™s casing is engineered to be retreaded for any axle position, with four full steel belts and an all-steel casing ply.
The L315 wide base tire is available in the 445/65R22.5 size in Lâ€ load range. For more information on this new on/off-highway tire, ask your Bridgestone representative, contact any Bridgestone dealer or truckstop, call 1-888-694-0469, or visit www.BridgestoneTrucktires.com.
About Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world™s largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off the road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in North America.
About Bridgestone Firestone Truck & Bus Tire Group:
Bridgestone Firestone Truck & Bus Tire Group, a division of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC, produces medium and heavy duty truck tires for the original equipment and replacement markets. Bridgestone and Firestone brand truck tires are available through more than 2,500 dealers and truck stops across America. Around the world, top truck fleets and original equipment manufacturers rely on Bridgestone and Firestone brand tires for long tread life and low cost per mile.