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Bridgestone reveals new retread for refuse applications

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of its new Bandag BRM3 retread today.

The retread features a proprietary compound and advanced tread design. It is engineered to deliver a balance of long wear, durability and traction and is designed to be used as an all-position tire in the refuse industry, Bridgestone said in a release.

“Bridgestone continues to invest in research to deliver retread solutions that optimize tire management programs at a fraction of the cost of new tires,” said Ben Rosenblum, director of marketing, Bandag, Bridgestone Commercial Group. “The Bandag BRM3 is the longest wearing tread for refuse applications that Bandag has ever produced, while still offering the traction and durability that refuse companies require to meet the day-to-day demands placed on their fleets. Bandag is the retreader of choice for America’s largest refuse fleets, and we continue to expand our product portfolio to better serve the needs of these analytical customers.”

Key features of the BRM3 retread include:

  • A proprietary, scrub-resistant compound, which contributes to long service life;
  • Robust shoulders that help resist damage caused by frequent twisting and turning often found in refuse applications;
  • and a high centre void design to enhance traction, and shoulder sipes that contribute to strong grip on wet roads.

The new retread was designed with refuse fleets striving to lower their cost per mile or reduce cost per driver hours in mind. The BRM3 delivers significant improvements over its predecessors, including an improvement of more than 20% in wet braking traction when compared to the BRM2 tread pattern, and 20% longer wear life than the BRM tread pattern, Bridgestone said.

You can see the latest tire and retread solutions Bridgestone has to offer at this week’s WasteExpo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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