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Loader Tires For Mines, Quarries

Posted on June 4, 2013

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has introduced a newest addition to its DuraLoad tire line targeting loaders in severe service such as mining and quarrying. The new Firestone DuraLoad PT L5S bias tire incorporates the same casing construction as the other DuraLoad tires, along with an advanced sidewall rib protector technology engineered to minimize sidewall damage and improve cut resistance. It also utilizes a larger footprint with a lugless, plain tread design. The plain or smooth tread helps alleviate cuts and puncture damage caused by rocks in the tread voids, the company said.

The tire is offered in both nylon and nylon steel construction in size 45/65-45. Nylon steel construction offers added protection from casing damaging cuts and is good for severe operations, the company said, adding that nylon construction is ideal for loaders operating in environments requiring chains. The Firestone DuraLoad PT L5S bias tires are now available through authorized Firestone OTR dealers.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions is a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, providing tires and services for trucking, construction, mining, aggregates and industrial operations across the Americas.