Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS) has launched a new on/off highway all-position radial tire for regional haul applications. The new M853 radial incorporates tread enhancements designed to deliver extended performance, with an enhanced pattern with interlocking multi-edge blocks that dig deeper for more solid traction on both worksites and highways, the company said.
Tie bars link tread blocks together to reduce heel-and-toe wear and a proprietary shoulder design is intended to combat irregular wear for longer tread life, with stone rejector platforms to help repel stones that can damage casings. The M853 tire has four steel belts, a steel body ply and thick sidewalls designed to protect the casing from worksite damage.
The new tire replaces the M850 and is currently available in two sizes, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5, both in an H load rating. A third size, 12R22.5 (H load rating), will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012, the company said.