Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Introduces Enhanced Open-Shoulder Radial

The M770 for Long Haul, Pickup and Delivery Service
August 25, 2011
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions
Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BACS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, today introduced a new drive tire for high traction and high scrub applications in long haul, regional and pickup and delivery service.

The new Bridgestone M770 open-shoulder drive axel radial combines greater tread volume for longer mileage with superb traction in all weather conditions.  The M770 features an innovative groove and block shape to fight lug base cracking and tearing.  For enhanced retreadability, the M770 offers stone rejector platforms in all grooves to help prevent stones from getting trapped and drilling into the belts.

“The M770 is the next generation in open-shoulder drive tires,” said Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.  “Its wider and deeper tread pattern, along with the open-shoulder design, delivers exceptionally long wear life and excellent traction.”

The M770 drive tire is available in four sizes.  The 295/75R22.5 (G) will be available Aug. 25.  The 285/75R24.5 (G), 11R22.5 (G/H) and 11R24.5 (G) are all expected to be available during the first quarter of 2012.

The M770, along with the new Bridgestone M799 mixed service radial and the new GREATEC® R125A wide base radial, will be on display beginning Aug. 25, 2011 at the Bridgestone booth #16081 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

About Bridgestone Commercial Solutions:

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, provides tires and services for trucking, construction, mining, aggregates and industrial operations across the Americas. The division manufactures, markets and sells medium and heavy duty truck tires and off the road tires for the original equipment and replacement markets in the United States and in Canada through Bridgestone Canada Inc. Bridgestone and Firestone brand truck tires are available through more than 2,500 dealers and truck stops across the U.S. and Canada. Bridgestone and Firestone Off Road tires and Continuum OTR retreads are available through a network of more than 800 dealers in North America. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise through approximately 1,600 point of sale locations in North America. This combination of new and retread product offering provides trucking customers with total tire solutions.

About Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations:

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company's Latin American tire operations, the U.S. and Canadian consumer tire businesses and the U.S. and Canadian commercial tire businesses. BATO develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The business unit is focused on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in the Americas. In addition, through its Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions unit, retreading customers have access to industry-leading research and development, manufacturing, marketing, and sales expertise, providing them with a total tire solution.