NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 11, 2013) — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has unveiled the Bridgestone M760 Ecopia, a premium drive radial that is EPA SmartWay verified and CARB compliant.
"The new M760 Ecopia answers commercial customers' need for a fuel-efficient tire that offers longer wear, as well as superior traction and casing durability," said Bert Jones, manager, product marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR for Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.
"Typically in this application, you sacrifice fuel economy for traction. With the M760 Ecopia, fleets don't have to choose one feature over the other."
Bridgestone said the tire's edges have been specially designed to grip the roadway to improve traction and last longer, and the IntelliShape sidewall design reduces overall tire weight, allowing greater fuel savings without sacrificing durability.
The M760 Ecopia is primarily designed for on-highway, long-haul and regional service applications, the Nashville-based tire maker said, and also can be applied for pick-up and delivery service. The product will work on single and tandem axle trucks "providing exceptional traction in severe weather conditions, making the tire ideal for a broad range of fleet applications," according to the company.
Additional features include:
c Optimized groove width that helps combat casing damage and improve drilling resistance, increasing casing lifespan and improving retreadability;
c Multiple sipes to provide improved traction on wet and dry surfaces; and
c Extra-wide tread that delivers added stability.
The M760 Ecopia comes in four sizes; the 295/75R22.5 is now available while sizes 285/75R24.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 will launch in 2014.