New Bridgestone M799 Mixed Service Drive Proves to be Tough, Long-Wearing Tire

August 25, 2011
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions
Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BACS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, today introduced the new Bridgestone M799 mixed service radial.  The M799 is Bridgestone’s answer to fleets looking for a tough, long-wearing tire for on highway service and occasional use on gravel roads and debris-filled job sites.

The computer designed all-steel casing of the M799 provides outstanding durability and retreadability.  Casing-saving stone rejector platforms help prevent rocks from being trapped in the tread and drilling their way into the belts.  In addition, thick ribs on both sidewalls protect the casings from cuts and abrasions.

“The design of the M799 makes it a great tire for on highway use, as well as offering the necessary grip for occasional off highway use.  The M799 provides superior traction, wear and durability,” said Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.

The M799 has extra-deep cap and base tread compound to promote long, original tread life.  The long-wearing cap compound is engineered for the everyday abuse of on and off highway use, while the base compound helps shield the casing from damaging heat for enhanced retreadability.  A tough, top steel belt fights flats by adding protection against road hazards.

The M799 comes in sizes 11R22.5, 11R24.5 and 12R22.5 and will be available for sale Aug. 25, 2011.  The M799, along with the new Bridgestone M770 drive tire 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.