JLG commits to Firestone tires for telehandlers
By Maria Hadlow06 January 2011
JLG has 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.
Brian Boeckman, JLG Industries global director of product management for telehandlers said, "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 percent. The result is a tyre that dramatically improves the cost of ownership for all three telehandler brands."
The low profile tyre is designed to minimise the opportunity for sidewall damage while the self-cleaning tread coupled with low ground bearing pressure provides good performance in rough terrain conditions. Fewer tyre and rim combinations mean fewer parts to stock and reduced inventory-carrying costs for JLG distribution.