New Bridgestone on/off-highway truck radial

July 16, 2012

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has launched the M853, a new on-/off-highway all-position radial for regional hauls that combines wear resistance with extra load capacity for longer service.

“The M853 is the tire for haulers who must travel on a variety of terrain to get the job done,” said Scott Damon, vice president of marketing at BCS.

“The technologies in this product not only offer the durability needed to move repeatedly between asphalt, gravel and dirt, but the design also protects the casing to ultimately provide a longer lasting, retreadable tire – which can reduce downtime and help save money over the life of the tire.”

The M853 features an enhanced tread pattern designed with interlocking multi-edge blocks. BCS says it digs deeper for more solid traction on both worksites and highways. Tie bars link tread blocks together to combat heel-and-toe wear.

In addition, a unique shoulder design helps combat irregular wear for longer tread life. Stone rejector platforms help repel stones that can damage casings.

The M853’s four steel belts, a steel body ply and thick sidewalls help protect the casing from worksite damage. It is designed for durability and retreadability.

The M853 replaces the M850 and is currently available in two sizes, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5, both in a “H” load rating. A third size, 12R22.5 (“H” load rating), will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012. 

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