Resistance to Cut Penetration
Multiple plies of steel belts
act as shields which provide more resistance to puncturing.
This resistance can be up to 80% greater than bias
ply tires. This translates into reduced down time,
fewer repairs, and greater driving safety.
The steel belts of a radial tire restrain tread movement,
reducing tread wear.
Speed Durability/Higher Load Capacity
Excessive heat build-up is a major contributing factor
in premature tire failure. Radial tires provide greater
resistance to heat due to reduced tread movement,
advanced construction techniques, and no friction
between plies. This technology results in a higher
Ton Mile-per-Hour (TMPH) rating, so you can carry
more load at higher speeds with a radial tire. Longer
distance haul capabilities is another advantage of
radial tire construction.
Traction and Flotation
The steel belts in a radial tire allow flat uniform
contact with the ground, providing improved traction
Reduced rolling resistance comes from rigid tread
in a radial tire providing even contact with the ground.
This reduction in friction translates into fuel savings.
your local Bridgestone/Firestone Off Road Tire representative,
for more information on how radial tires can improve