Bridgestone rolls out new Greatec truck tire
Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) has introduced the Bridgestone Greatec R125 wide-base trailer tire designed for low rolling resistance and increased payload.
"The Greatec R125 is an excellent choice for fleets that prefer to use wide-base single trailer tires to increase revenue-producing payload," says Chris Hoffman, manager, TBR & Retread Product Marketing, BBTS.
The tire has been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program. It contains several features, including Bridgestone's patented Equalizer Rib and Defense Groove designs for uniform rib wear; "stress-relief sipes" to absorb rib stresses; sidewall protector rubs to fight curb damage, and more.
"Should the protector rib on one side wear away, the tire can be flipped over for continued protection," say BBTS officials.
"The R125 benefits from Bridgestone's patented Waved Belt design that balances stiffness and resiliency to provide a very strong, stable casing that in turn, produces a remarkably stable footprint shape throughout the life of the tire. The T.I.P. (Turn-In Ply) design increased bead durability by removing the ply end from harm's way, wrapping it around the bead bundle."