Firestone Tires is launching the new Performer Extra Agricultural tire.
Based on the popular Firestone Performer 85 and 70 tires, the new Firestone Performer Extra offers 20 per cent longer tire life. The extended life of the tire helps to reduce its environmental footprint, as well as cutting down on long-term operational costs and improving business efficiency.
The Firestone Performer Extra isn’t only designed to go for longer. The tire’s dual-angel lug brings great traction, while the extra load option allows a higher loading capacity than many competitor products. Like its predecessors, the Firestone Performer Extra has been designed with reliability as a priority. The tire has a self-cleaning tread for excellent traction and improved fuel efficiency, while the flexible casing of the tire reduces soil compaction and improves road handling and comfort.
The tire was developed in Bridgestone’s European R&D centre in Italy and is produced in the Bridgestone plant in Puente San Miguel, Spain. As the Performer and Performer Extra tire ranges maintain the same dimensions they are inter-compatible both on the same vehicle and on the same axle. Like the Firestone Performer 85 and 70, the Performer Extra can be fit to most tractors used for agriculture.
“Helping farmers has been at the heart of Firestone since this business was founded – Harvey Firestone himself was born on a farm,” says Mark Sanders, Head of Sales Agriculture, Bridgestone EMIA. “This is why, to this day, we have maintained our commitment to solving common farmer needs through strong and reliable products. The Firestone Performer Extra, the latest addition to our popular Performer range, offers all the benefits of its predecessors but now with a significantly longer tire life. 20 per cent is a huge difference and will be a real cost-saver for the farmers that will choose to make their operations more efficient and sustainable with the Firestone Performer Extra.”