NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2013) — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has added the V-Steel Super Deep Rock (VSDR) premium radial tire to its mining portfolio of products.
Bridgestone said the V-Steel Super Deep Rock (VSDR) premium radial tire is designed to meet the rugged, tough demands of mining and waste operations by featuring an improved tread design and more tread volume for long life. It comes in a 20.5R25 1* rating and in a 2* rating for loaders and dozers and is available now through authorized Bridgestone dealers.
"Customer feedback guides and drives us to create better, smarter tires that meet end-user needs and the new VSDR premium radial tire is a result," said Bert Jones, manager, product marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR for Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.
"We took the popular V-Steel D-Lug (VSDL) off-the-road radial tire and improved treadwear capability. When compared to the VSDL, the treadwear of the new VSDR improves up to 6 percent, depending upon application."
The premium radial tire is engineered to withstand various mining terrains, Bridgestone said, with the 1* rating designed for use on rock surfaces found in open pits and quarries, as well as paved surfaces for the demands of waste applications. The 2* rating is ideal for use in underground operations, according to the Nashville-based tire maker.
Additional tire features include multi-ply steel belts and a "unique shape to help protect tread and sidewall from cuts" and an extra-deep tread that helps resist cuts and impacts for long life, Bridgestone said.