NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 8) — Bridgestone/Firestone has introduced the Bridgestone M860 all-position on/off-highway radial truck tire for refuse and other severe-service trucks.
The M860 features a wider tread and casing that spread the load over a larger area, distributing footprint pressure for a longer life. BFS said the tires can carry as much as 20,000 pounds on steer axles.
The tire also uses a tread compound designed to resist cuts, chips and tears. The tire´s center grooves also have stone rejector platforms to prevent stones from pushing into the tread grooves and piercing the belt layer.