NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has come out with a new rib-type all-position steer radial tire for severe service and on-highway applications.
The Bridgestone R244 all-position steer radial tire is aimed at dump and mixer trucks, which spend a higher percentage of their miles in on-highway use, the company announced. It is designed with a wide-base ribbed steer pattern for performance in on- and off-highway applications without sacrificing the traction needed on rougher roads, Bridgestone claims.
“Most dump and concrete trucks spend more time on interstate highways where irregular wear and ride are more important, than off-highway construction sites,” says Bert Jones, manager, product marketing, TBR, retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “Many of our customers, especially in the southwest, expressed an interest in a tire that offered longer wear, a smoother on-highway ride and that performed well on sandy sites. The R244 was designed for them.”
The tire is being offered in three sizes in the US and Canada. The 425/65R22.5 is available now. The 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 will be available later this year. To learn more, visit www.bridgestonetrucktires.com.