Bridgestone Bandag introduces trailer-axle tread
Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) is introducing a premium Bandag trailer tire tread design, the R197. The precure tread is the latest from Bandag, which introduced a drive tire tread pattern earlier this month (see "Bridgestone Bandag introduces drive-axle tread").
The new offering is patterned after the Bridgestone R197 trailer radial that was introduced May 18, 2010.
“It’s the first time BBTS has launched a Bridgestone new tire and Bandag companion retread,” says Chris Hoffman, manager of radial truck and bus tires and retread product marketing. "Many fleet customers tell us they are looking for a seamless choice of new tires and retread designs."
The B197 tread combines "innovative compounding" and a classic, straight-rib tread design, according to the company. It is Bridgestone Bandag’s longest-wearing 11/32-inch depth product.
The Bandag B197 is available from Bandag dealers in sizes that fit most trailer tire casings:
2. 220mm, and
Bridgestone Bandag is a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC. For more information on the B197 tread or the company, visit www.bandag.com.