Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC now is offering fleets in the U.S. the new Bridgestone M775 on/off-highway drive radial, a popular tire with logging and oil field service fleets in Canada.
Ideal in severe-service applications, the aggressive drive delivers good traction and removal mileage while usable at highway speeds to 65 mph, says the company. The block tread and open shoulder design digs into soft surfaces, such as mud and snow, for traction while angled block sipes enhance wet traction by breaking up pocketed water for a grip on wet surfaces.
The tire incorporates four steel belts and an all-steel casing so it can be retreaded for any axle position. Split belt construction helps the casing resist cuts and punctures by enveloping debris, which reduces belt damage for longer tire life and enhanced retreadability, according to the company.
The M775 us available in three sizes: 11R22.5, 12R22.5 and 11R24.5 in “H” load ranges for a total load capacity of more than 24,000 lbs. per axle in dual fitments.