Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, has introduced its first tire designed for long- and regional-haul auto-haul transportation vehicles in the U.S. and Canadian market, the Bridgestone M749 drive radial tire.
“The M749 comes in a new size unique to the Bridgestone lineup, 295/60R22.5,” says Bert Jones, manager, product marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR.
“This new product is built to withstand the carrying capacity demands of the auto-haul segment while also maintaining the maximum sustained speed necessary when traveling long stretches of highway.”
Additional features of the Bridgestone M749 include:
* Patented WavedBelt design to minimize belt stress at the edges and preserve casing durability and reduce casing growth
* Tie bars to control movement of the shoulder tread block for low rolling resistance and long, even wear
* Multiple cross-rib sipes to improve traction by slicing through water for a solid grip on wet roads
* Flexible groove fence partitions in the tire groove to dampen noise production.