Volvo Mack make Bridgestone tires standard

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America recently selected the Bridgestone R287 as the standard position steer tire for the VN and Volvo VT series of highway trucks.

Sister company Mack Trucks has selected the Bridgestone for its Granite and TerraPro cabover models. The R250F is designed for refuse and construction service.

The R287 is a radial tire designed for steering positions in long-haul and regional-haul applications. It’s tread design, tough tread compound and patented Bridgestone Side Groove and Equalizer Rib work together to combat irregular wear, provide excellent traction and deliver high mileage, the company says.

Volvo also selected the Bridgestone M860 as its standard position steer tire for the VHD vocational truck. The tire is designed for steering positions in refuse hauling, high scrub and special service applications. The M860’s sidewall protector ribs, chip and cut-resistant tread compound, and center groove stone rejectors combine to deliver a tough, durable and long-lasting on/off highway tire rated for sustained speeds of up to 65 mph and capable of single tire loads of up to 10,000 pounds at 130 psi.

Volvo also offers customers tires from Continental, Michelin and Goodyear, in addition to Bridgestone.

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