ERJ staff report (RPN)
Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has added the V-Steel Super Deep Rock premium radial tire to its mining portfolio of products, Rubber & Plastics News reported.
Bridgestone said the V-Steel Super Deep Rock premium radial tire is designed to meet the rugged, tough demands of mining and waste operations by featuring an improved tread design and more tread volume for long life. It comes in a 20.5R25 1* rating and in a 2* rating for loaders and dozers and is available now through authorised Bridgestone dealers.
According to a Bridgestone official, the tread wear of the new tire improves up to six percent, when compared with the V-Steel D-Lug off-the-road radial tire, depending upon the application.
The premium radial tire is engineered to withstand various mining terrains, Bridgestone said, with the 1* rating designed for use on rock surfaces found in open pits and quarries, as well as paved surfaces for the demands of waste applications. The 2* rating is ideal for use in underground operations, according to the tire maker. Additional tire features include multi-ply steel belts and a "unique shape to help protect tread and sidewall from cuts" and an extra-deep tread that helps resist cuts and impacts for long life, Bridgestone said.