Bridgestone releases two new Bandag retreads

by Truck West

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rounding out its trio of tire patterns designed to balance performance and affordability, Bridgestone Americas announced two new Bandag retreads June 13 – the DR 5.3 and DR 4.3.

“Bandag leads the market with high quality retreads that focus on delivering the lowest cost per mile to our fleet customers through the use of advanced compounds and tread design technology,” said Ben Rosenblum, director of Bandag marketing, Bridgestone Commercial Group. “With the launch of DR 5.3 and DR 4.3, along with the TR 4.1 trailer pattern introduced late last year, we’ve delivered a compelling balance of performance and affordability, all manufactured with a high quality retread process that has been a hallmark of Bandag for nearly 60 years.”

The Bandag DR 5.3, intended for over-the-road applications, features a robust, solid shoulder, aggressive lug pattern, stone rejectors and a proprietary compound.

The DR 4.3 offers a wide centre rib, open shoulder and also a proprietary compound and is designed for a variety of demanding on-road and mild off-road applications.

Each accommodate common casing sizes used in truckload, LTL and P&D services, and are available through Bandag dealers in Canada and the US.

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