The M853 is a new on/off-highway all-position radial for regional hauls that’s said to combine wear resistance with extra load capacity for longer service. From Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, it’s for haulers who must travel on a variety of terrain to get the job done, the company says.
The M853 features a number of tread enhancements that deliver extended, reliable performance, Bridgestone says. An enhanced tread pattern, designed with interlocking multi-edge blocks, digs deeper for more solid traction on both worksites and highways; tie bars link tread blocks together to combat heel-and-toe wear. A unique shoulder design helps combat irregular wear for longer tread life, and stone rejector platforms help repel stones that can damage casings.
The M853’s four steel belts, a steel body ply and thick sidewalls help protect the casing from worksite damage.
The M853 replaces the M850 and is currently available in two sizes, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5, both in an ‘H’ load rating. A third size, 12R22.5 (H load rating), will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012.
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