Retreadable tire for worksites and highway
Bridgestone has a new tire, the M853, an on/off highway all-position radial for regional hauls.
“The M853 is the tire for haulers who must travel on a variety of terrain to get the job done,” said Scott Damon, vice-president of marketing for Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS). “The technologies in this product not only offer durability to move repeatedly between asphalt, gravel and dirt, but the design also protects the casing to ultimately provide a longer lasting, retreadable tire—which can reduce downtime and help save money over the life of the tire.”
The M853 has an enhanced tread pattern, designed with interlocking multi-edge blocks that the company claims dig deeper for more solid traction on both worksites and highways. Tie bars link tread blocks together to combat heel-and-toe wear. The M853 has four steel belts, a steel body ply and thick sidewalls to 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 with an “H” load rating. A third size, 12R22.5 (“H” load rating), will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012.