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Bridgestone Introduces New M799 Tire Designed for the Vocational Market

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, introduced the new Bridgestone M799 mixed service radial at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, TX.  The M799 is Bridgestone’s answer to fleets looking for a tough, long-wearing tire for on highway service and occasional use on gravel roads and debris-filled job sites.

The computer designed all-steel casing of the M799 provides outstanding durability and retreadability.  Casing-saving stone rejector platforms help prevent rocks from being trapped in the tread and drilling their way into the belts.  In addition, thick ribs on both sidewalls protect the casings from cuts and abrasions.

“The design of the M799 makes it a great tire for on highway use, as well as offering the necessary grip for occasional off highway use.  The M799 provides superior traction, wear and durability,” said Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.

The M799 has extra-deep cap and base tread compound to promote long, original tread life.  The longwearing cap compound is engineered for the everyday abuse of on and off highway use, while the base compound helps shield the casing from damaging heat for enhanced retreadability.  A tough, top steel belt fights flats by adding protection against road hazards.

The M799 comes in sizes 11R22.5, 11R24.5 and 12R22.5 are available.

JLG Telehandlers Now Equipped With Firestone Tires

Exclusive Alliance with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Off Road Tire division puts DuraForce MH tires on all JLG telehandler

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, recently announced an agreement with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Off Road Tire division for the exclusive supply of the Firestone DuraForce MH tires on JLG®, Lull® and SkyTrak®  branded telehandlers.

“JLG and Bridgestone Americas Off Road collaborated to create the Firestone DuraForce MH that will set a new industry standard by increasing tire life up to 300%,” said Brian Boeckman, JLG Industries global director of product management for telehandlers. “The result is a tire that dramatically improves the cost of ownership for all three telehandler brands.”

The low profile tire design minimizes the opportunity for sidewall damage while the unique self-cleaning tread coupled with low ground bearing pressure optimizes performance in rough terrain conditions. Fewer tire and rim combinations mean fewer parts to stock and reduced inventory-carrying costs for JLG distribution.