Bridgestone Europe is launching a new range of On/Off tyres with higher load capacities (EVO marked). The advanced new line-up gives operators in the construction and mining sectors the opportunity to carry heavier loads – without compromising tyre performance, cut resistance and durability.
“By increasing the load capacity of our On/Off line-up, Bridgestone can help customers raise overall efficiency by maximizing use of their heavy vehicles, with no trade off in terms of tyre life” says Harald Van Ooteghem, Senior Manager Marketing Planning, Commercial Business Unit, Bridgestone Europe.
The new EVO line-up with higher load capacities comprises:
- M840 EVO in sizes 13R22.5 & 315/80R22.5 (All position, On/Off road)
- L355 EVO in sizes 13R22.5 & 315/80R22.5 (Drive, On/Off road)
- M748 EVO in size 385/65R22.5 (Trailer, On/Off road)
- L317 EVO in size 13R22.5 (All position, Off road)
Higher load of up to 2.6 tons per axle
Thanks to the new Bridgestone EVO range, compared to standard tyres operators will be able to carry an extra 0.5 tons per axle for a single fitment and 2.6 tons on a double fitment with M840 EVO, L355 EVO and L317 EVO. The increased load for M748 EVO is 1.0 tons per axle with a single fitment.
This increased load capacity has been achieved without compromising Bridgestone’s performance advantages: excellent durability, high resistance to cuts and chipping, and robust casing offering superior retreadability and extended tyre life.
The structure of the new EVO tyres has been reinforced to make it robust enough to maintain the skeleton of the tyre with minimal deformation in service, while keeping the flexibility required for demanding on/off operations. On top of a reinforced bead structure, Bridgestone technologies deployed include: