NEW ORLEANS, La. — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has introduced two new tires for heavy-duty urban use.
The Greatec M845 wide-base radial and M860A high-scrub all-position radial have been added to Bridgestone’s line-up to meet the unique demands of urban environments, the company announced at the Waste Expo trade show.
“Stop and go driving, oil and chemical residue, pot holes, metal plates, cracked paving, weather – all these road conditions and more pose unique challenges to urban-use tires and are compounded by heavy duty job demands, such as urban waste collection,” said Bert Jones, manager, product marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “The new design innovations in these tires help prolong tire life, retreadability and keep the tire performing to highest levels.”
The M860A is an improvement to the Bridgestone M860, featuring a new compound that improves wear performance leading to longer life, the company says. It also boasts a wider belt package to enhance casing durability, making it more retreadable and extending casing life.
The Greatec M845 is available in a new size for Bridgestone, 455/55R22.5.
“This new tire size meets the ever increasing need of customers who want to maximize operational efficiencies,” said Jones. “The wide base design allows for heavier loads, requiring fewer trips and ultimately putting more money toward their bottom line.”
The M860A will be available in June and the Greatec M845 will be available in July, Bridgestone announced.
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