Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces Firestone-Brand Destination Farm Radial Implement Tires

  Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces Firestone-Brand Destination
                         Farm Radial Implement Tires

Tires are engineered with reduced inflation pressure, causing less compaction

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 29, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Agricultural Tire,
U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales (BAAG), which manufactures Firestone-brand
farm tires, announced the launch of a Firestone-brand Destination Farm radial
implement tire, which will be available in 2013. These tires, are part of a
new class of farm tires with AD2 technology, and are designed with
agricultural needs in mind.

"Producers are often forced to use tires made for trucks or buses on
heavy-pull type implements," said Tom Rodgers, who directs sales and marketing
efforts for Firestone-brand farm tires. "This tire was created specifically
with agricultural needs in mind. By utilizing our AD2 technology, the
Destination Farm tires leave a larger footprint with less soil compaction. Our
Agricultural R&D group worked closely with our Light Truck Tire and our Truck
and Bus development groups to leverage technology from each area in creating
this innovative solution for the North American farmer."

The Firestone-brand Destination Farm radial implement tires are available in
IF- and VF- designations and specifically designed for the high-load demands
of today's agricultural equipment. Compared to equivalent-sized standard
radial tires, the Destination Farm radial implement tires deliver added
performance benefits including:

  oTires carry more load –at a lower pressure than standard equivalent-sized
    bias and radial tires
  oLower air pressure with a larger footprint to help reduce soil compaction
  oWider section width for more contact area
  oSteel belts for improved resistance of stubble penetration, compared to
    bias implement tires

The Firestone-brand Destination Farm radial implement tires are extensively
tested for durability and performance at the Firestone Farm Tire Test Center
in Columbiana, Ohio. To learn more about the Destination Farm radial implement
tires and product offerings, visit www.FirestoneAg.com.

About Agricultural Tire, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales division,
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations:
Agricultural Tire, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales division (BAAG),
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is the industry leader in the
manufacturing, marketing, and sale of market-leading Firestone agricultural
tires. BAAG's Des Moines, Iowa, facility is located in the heart of America's
farm belt and supplies approximately half of the agricultural tires consumed
by North American original equipment manufacturers as well as being the
leading agricultural tire supplier in the North American replacement market.
Firestone agricultural tires can be found on farm tractors, planting and
harvesting equipment and other farm implements in North America and around the
world. In addition BAAG markets and sells forestry, ATV and construction
tires. BAAG also operates a testing facility, located in Columbiana, Ohio,
which is the only facility in the world solely dedicated to the development
and testing of agricultural tires.

About Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a
business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone
Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into
the BATO business unit are the company's Latin American tire operations, the
U.S. and Canadian consumer tire businesses and the U.S. and Canadian
commercial tire businesses. BATO develops, manufactures and markets
Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The business unit is focused
on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger,
light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and other
tires to its customers in the Americas. In addition, through its Bridgestone
Bandag Tire Solutions unit, retreading customers have access to
industry-leading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales
expertise, providing them with a total tire solution.

SOURCE Bridgestone

Website: http://www.FirestoneAg.com
Contact: Media Center, 1-877-201-2373
 
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