Retread for refuse applications

Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BDM3 retread for the drive axle tires on refuse vehicles.

Features include a new proprietary tread compound to resist wear, enhanced traction, and resistance to cuts and chips.

The tread compound alone is said to improve the tread wear life by 10% when compared to the Bandag BDM2 retread.

A non-directional tread pattern delivers traction in various on/off-highway environments and eases mounting as well, the company adds.

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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