The new tires are designed to provide maximum efficiency in the field and on the road through their high load-carrying capacity and high speed index, thereby enabling farmers to use large tanks and save time in spraying operations.
“Firestone concentrates on solutions that give farmers a more efficient and sustainable way of working, through savings in fuel consumption and working time” says Harald Van Ooteghem, Senior Manager Marketing Planning, Bridgestone Europe.
Firestone has carried this field efficiency through to the road, designing the new tires with a high speed index. Combined with the Dual Angle Lug drive pattern, Performer Row Crop tires allow farmers to drive fast in all ground conditions, resulting in further savings. The tires also demonstrate excellent accuracy, providing good ride comfort and steering response, even at these higher speeds.
On display for the first time at the SIMA 2013 International Agri-Business Show is the Performer 270/95R48 Row Crop tire. In order to meet all farmers’ sprayer needs, Firestone will expand the size line-up of Performer 85-90-95 series in the near future.
About Bridgestone Europe
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tires are sold both within Europe and globally.