Bridgestone

Going low

Bigger’s not always better, especially when it comes to tire sidewall height. When spec’ing a truck for long-haul, you can give it a big boost of efficiency by choosing shorter sidewalls.

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Wide-base trailer radial

The Greatec 125 wide-base trailer radial lessens rolling resistance and increases payload, the company says. The tire has sidewall protector ribs and stress-relief sipes designed to increase tire life.

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Bridgestone to raise more prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions will increase prices on its Firestone and Dayton brand, truck and bus radial tires up to 6 percent June 1 in the United States. Bandag retread material prices increased up to 6 percent May 1.

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R287A steer tire

R287A steer tire for regional and long-haul applications has U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-certified approval and is California Air Resources Board compliant.

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EPA approves Bridgestone tires

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions’ Bridgestone-brand R260F and R250F commercial tires are approved for use on Environmental Protection Agency SmartWaySM-certified equipment.

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Tire termites?

The termite-damage-like crevices in this tire are the result of extreme voltage, “electricity that ‘burrowed’ through this tire” when a boom truck hit a high wire and the electricity made its way through the frame on its way to the ground, wrote the editors of Real Answers, where the pic first appeared. If you think of rubber as the ultimate insulator, think again, they added. “Even insulators will conduct electricity if the voltage is high ...

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