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Montreal's Public Transport Picks Vipal For Retreads

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Montreal's Public Transport Picks Vipal For Retreads

After a bidding process and a battery of tests with Vipal Rubber Corp.'s V167 tread, the Société de Transport de Montreal (STM), located in Montreal, Canada, will begin retreading its tires using Vipal products.

STM is in charge of public transport in the city of Montreal and surrounding metropolitan regions. The company retreads roughly 350 tires per month, and from now on will use the V167 tread, a Vipal design marketed only outside Brazil.

Viptal says the V167 is a good choice for trucks and buses with radial tires on drive axles and is particularly suitable for powerful, high-torque vehicles and long running times on paved surfaces. The tread also offers good performance on muddy and snowy surfaces.

The public transit company’s fleet numbers 721 buses, and tire retreading is handled by a retreader owned by the Canadian government.

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