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Brand-new Bandag products help operators go even further, for longer

06/23/2016

Bandag, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium treads, is extending its range with the launch of the all-new Bandag BDR-WXT drive regional tread. So operators can extend their range, too, with optimised wear life performance in even the most extreme Nordic winter conditions. Together with the release of new sizes in a variety of other specialty retreads, the launch is an emphatic declaration of Bandag’s intent to cover the full spectrum, helping to lower the total cost per km for fleet managers and operators in all markets and for both on and off-the-road applications.

NEW: Bandag BDR-WXT – Breaking the bounds of winter performance
Bandag winter retreads not only help operators extend the life of their valuable tyres and casings. They offer the technology to extend the safety, reliability and performance of premium tyres, even in the most severe winter conditions. The all-new Bandag BDR-WXT regional drive tread is no different: delivering the sure-footed traction and superior mileage needed to power through wet and snow-covered roads and even across ice.

Severe winter traction
Bearing both M+S and Alpine markings, the Bandag BDR-WXT is built to resist the extremes of a Nordic winter. The very latest Bandag tread and compound technologies ensure superior grip and minimum braking distances in mud, in fresh or melting snow and even on icy surfaces.
Optimised mileage performance

But the Bandag BDR-WXT not only delivers enhanced but also longer-lasting performance. Thanks to optimised mileage characteristics that extend the service life of tyres fitted with this latest winter tread from Bandag. Innovative tie-bar technology developed by Bridgestone helps increase block stiffness, minimising heel and toe wear. That reduces the need to replace but also rotate tyres, saving on both the initial outlay of new tyres and ongoing maintenance costs for a low total cost per km. And with its quieter running, the BDR-WXT even enhances driver comfort, to boot!

Reliable wet handling
The outstanding wet-weather performance, stability and response of this new winter regional tread can be put down to its advanced, uni-directional pattern. Deep, sharply angled sipes break up pocketed water and surface film, improving grip on wet surfaces and dispersing water away from the contact patch quickly. The resultant reliable wet handling and braking improves safety and driver comfort while also limiting tyre deformation and associated rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption.

In short, the Bandag BDR-WXT is the ideal tread for extending the life of Bridgestone and other premium winter tyres for enhanced performance, reduced downtime and a low total cost per km.
The Bandag BDR-WXT tread is available for fitment on Bridgestone and other premium tyre casings in sizes: 315/70R22.5, 315/80R22.5, 305/70R22.5, 295/60R22.5 and 315/60R22.5.

NEW SIZES: Bandag LGT – The off-road tread that keeps on performing
No matter what the terrain, the Bandag LGT off-road tread has earned a solid reputation for long-lasting performance. Now, thanks to new sizes, the exceptional traction and damage resistance of this advanced tread is available to an even broader cross-section of the market for mining, quarrying, construction and other demanding off-road operations.

Main benefits:
• Incredible traction
• Outstanding mileage
• High resistance to damage
• Efficient self-cleaning action

The Bandag LGT is available for fitment on Bridgestone and other premium tyre casings in sizes: 10.00R20, 11.00R20, 12.00R20, 11R22.5, 12R22.5, 13R22.5, 315/80R22.5, 12.00R24, 325/95R24

NEW SIZES: BDR-HG – The high-grip winter drive regional
New sizes in the line-up of Bandag’s flagship winter regional tread, the BDR-HG, will also extend its reputed safe, consistent and reliable winter performance to an even larger number of operators. Helping to extend the lifetime and profitability of highway tyres, through every season.

Main benefits:
• Deep traction and consistent braking
• Superb mileage performance
• Incorporating the latest winter traction technology
• Optimised for mixed winter and dry conditions

The Bandag BDR-HG is available for fitment on Bridgestone and other premium tyre casings in sizes: 12.00R20, 13.00R20, 12R22.5, 13R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5, 275/70R22.5, 295/70R22.5, 305/70R22.5, 315/70R22.5

NEW SIZES: M729EVO - Excellent mileage performance to take you further
The M729EVO’s regional-highway multi-block tread pattern lets even more operators enjoy excellent safety and mileage performance for all on-road applications and for all seasons.

Main benefits:
• Long life
• All-season safety
• Excellent resistance against irregular wear
The Bandag M729EVO is available for fitment on Bridgestone and other premium tyre casings in an extended size range: 215/75R17.5, 225/75R17.5, 245/70R19.5, 265/70R19.5, 285/70R19.5, 12R22.5, 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5, 275/70R22.5, 305/70R22.5, 315/70R22.5, 295/60R22.5 and 315/60R22.5.

Total Tyre Life  
Bandag retreads form an integral part of Bridgestone’s Total Tyre Life. Designed to help fleet operators maximise their return on investment and lower the total cost per km of their tyres, the Bridgestone Total Tyre Life programme matches premium quality tyres and robust casings with first-class retreads. To help businesses boost their tyre performance and sharpen their competitive edge. Visit http://www.bridgestone.co.uk/truck-and-bus/fleet-care/total-tyre-life/ for more information.

For more information on Bandag: www.bandag.eu 


Media information: C. Hensley: +32 475 97 63 07

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