"The new design innovations in these tires help prolong tire life, retreadability, and keep the tire performing to highest levels."
Bridgestone said the M860A reflects improvements made to its Bridgestone M860 line, featuring a new compound that improves wear performance and a wider belt package that enhances casing durability, making it more retreadable and extending casing asset life. The M860A is designed specifically for refuse, high-scrub and short-haul applications, the tire maker said, with aggressive blocks to bite into soft surfaces for better traction; stone rejector platforms; angled grooves to promote wet traction; solid shoulder design to evenly distribute weight; and torque to fight irregular wear and block squirm for even wear.
The Greatec M845 Wide-Base Radial is engineered for high-traction and high-scrub applications, Bridgestone said, with a wide-base tire design to support heavier loads, reducing the number of trips required. The company said the M845 Next-generation WavedBelt technology reduces irregular shoulder wear. The tire also is equipped with stone rejector platforms to prevent trapped stones; optimized groove shape; an aggressive block pattern that promotes wet traction; and a continuous shoulder design for reduced rolling resistance.
"This new tire size meets the ever increasing need of customers who want to maximize operational efficiencies," Mr. Jones said. "The wide base design allows for heavier loads, requiring fewer trips and ultimately putting more money toward their bottom line."
The Greatec M845 will be available in a new size for Bridgestone—455/55R22.5—in July. The M860A will be available in 315/80R22.5 in June.