Bridgestone adds premium Ecopia truck tire
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, has introduced the Bridgestone M760 Ecopia tire, a premium drive radial that is EPA SmartWay verified and CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliant.
The newest addition to the Ecopia tire line, the M760 delivers high traction and long mileage in a unique fuel efficient and retreadable design, according to Bridgestone.
“The new M760 Ecopia answers commercial customer need for a fuel-efficient tire that offers longer wear, as well as superior traction and casing durability,” says Bert Jones, manager, product marketing, TBR, retread and OTR. “Typically in this application, you sacrifice fuel economy for traction. With the M760 Ecopia, fleets don’t have to choose one feature over the other.”
The company says specially designed edges grip the roadway to improve traction and last longer. The sidewall features the company’s IntelliShape design to reduce overall tire weight allowing greater fuel savings without sacrificing durability.
The M760 Ecopia is primarily designed for use on-highway, long-haul and regional service, and also can be applied for pickup and delivery service. The product works well on single- and tandem-axle trucks providing exceptional traction in severe weather conditions, making the tire ideal for a broad range of fleet applications.
The tire also features:
* optimized groove width to help combat casing damage and improve drilling resistance, increasing casing lifespan and improving retreadability;
* multiple sipes to provide improved traction on wet and dry surfaces; and
* extra-wide tread to deliver added stability.
The M760 Ecopia comes in four sizes. The 295/75R22.5 is now available while remaining sizes (285/75R24.5, 11R22.5, 11R24.5) will launch in 2014.
To learn more, visit www.ecopiatrucktires.com.