NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added a third 25-inch size to its Bridgestone VSMS2 underground mining tire portfolio in the U.S. and Canada.
The new size is 29.5R25.
Applications for the tire include underground mining, landfill and salvage environments. Bridgestone said its VSMS2 tire reduces the frequency of sidewall cuts by 30 percent versus the company's VSMS product, improving the tire's overall lifecycle performance by 5 percent.
Rob Seibert, director, marketing, off-the-road tires, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATA), said the size "completes our offering to give more customers access to trusted, heavy-duty, off-the-road performance.
"This is the latest initiative in our long-standing commitment and efforts to provide off-the-road customers with innovative products, technologies and services that improve overall productivity and lower the total cost of tire ownership."
Bridgestone said the key features of the sizes include:
- Deeper tread pattern to provide longer wear and protection in severe environments;
- Durable radial casing designed for extended tire life; and
- A treadwear indicator allowing for easy recognition of the depth of wear.
The Bridgestone VSMS2 tire also is available in 17.5R25, 26.5R25 and 29.5R29 sizes in the U.S. and Canada.