Bandag Releases New Drive Tire Tread

May 10, 2022

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has launched the Bandag B713 FuelTech drive tire tread, engineered to increase retread value for fleets.

The new tread is SmartWay verified and delivers fuel efficiency as well as improved wear life without compromising on traction or reliable performance.

“The all-new Bandag B713 FuelTech drive tire tread can yield longer-lasting wear life, improved traction and reduce irregular wear, extending the life of a tire and maximizing fleet savings,” says Jason Roanhouse, executive director, Bandag, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas. 

Key innovations to the Bandag B713 FuelTech design include:

  • The drive tire tread delivers fuel efficiency and longer lasting wear life. 
  • The tread’s design incorporates a new proprietary compound, 3D siping and a continuous shoulder design to create cost savings for fleets.

The Bridgestone Bandag B713 FuelTech tread is available in four different sizes: 210, 220, 230 and 240. 

Bridgestone says in 2021, nearly 6.3 million tires were retreaded with the Bandag system in the U.S.