Commercial Tires

Bridgestone Adds Size to Underground Mining Tire

Posted on September 10, 2018
Bridgestone says the  VSMS2 OTR tire provides improved cut resistance and tread wear life, which contributes to lower operating costs.
Bridgestone says the  VSMS2 OTR tire provides improved cut resistance and tread wear life, which contributes to lower operating costs.

The VSMS2 off-the-road (OTR) tire for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments from Bridgestone Americas Inc. is available in a new size, 29.5R25, in the U.S. and Canada.

Bridgestone says the VSMS2 tire delivers a 30% decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving the tire’s overall lifecycle performance by 5% compared to the prior model.

“The Bridgestone VSMS2 is the ideal tire for underground mining operations, and the new 29.5R25 size completes our offering to give more customers access to trusted, heavy-duty, off-the-road performance,” says Rob Seibert, director, marketing, off-the-road tires, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

“This is the latest initiative in our longstanding commitment and efforts to provide off-the-road customers with innovative products, technologies and services that improve overall productivity and lower the total cost of tire ownership.”

Key features of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire are:

  • Deeper tread pattern compared to the VSMS model to provide longer wear and protection in severe operating environments;
  • Heavy duty, durable radial casing design for extended tire life; and
  • A tread wear indicator allowing for easy visual recognition of the depth of wear.

The Bridgestone VSMS2 tire is available in 17.5R25, 26.5R25, 29.5R25 and 29.5R29 sizes in the U.S. and Canada. The Bridgestone VSMS2 tire complements the company’s existing underground hard rock offering of products and solutions.

For more informaiton, viist the commercial tires section of the Bridgestone website.

Related Topics: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, commercial business, commercial tires, mining tires, OTR tires

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