NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 4, 2014) — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has introduced the Bridgestone M854, a wide-base, all-position radial commercial tire for severe on/off highway applications.
The new tire will come in three sizes in the U.S. and Canada — with size 425/65R22.5 available now and sizes 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 available later in the year.
According to Bridgestone, the new tire was designed to meet the "tough environmental demands of dump trucks, cement mixers, bulk carrier equipment and logging applications."
Matt Loos, director of truck and bus marketing for Bridgestone, said "construction, logging and refuse fleets travel on loose terrain and uneven surfaces, which requires a specially designed tire to withstand these demands.
"The M854 features advanced construction providing long mileage, aggressive traction and strong casing durability. A wide footprint maximizes tire grip, while cap/base compounding and optimized casing construction improve overall occurrence of irregular wear, extending original tread life."
Other features of the new tire include:
An aggressive tread pattern for traction;
Wide tread design for higher payload and flotation; and
Special compounding designed to extend life and provide resistance to damage and irregular wear.