New Bridgestone GREATEC® R125A Wide Base Trailer Radial Offers Longer Tread Wear and More Payload

August 25, 2011
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions
Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BACS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, today announced the introduction of the GREATEC® R125A wide base trailer radial, the newest addition to its GREATEC over the road wide base tire lineup. 

The tire’s advanced technological design provides more payload, longer tire wear and reduces costs per mile.  The GREATEC R125A is equipped with an exclusive belt system to maintain casing shape.  The wide top belt is optimized for better irregular wear resistance and the Waved Belt™ design holds the tread flat against the road for long, even wear and excellent handling.

The GREATEC R125A uses several innovations that fight irregular wear and promote long, even tread life, including Bridgestone’s Equalizer Rib™ structure and Defense Groove™ design.  Both sidewalls have protector ribs to fight curbing, cuts and impacts.  The R125A also features a mineral-additive innerliner to help minimize air loss and combat oxidation of the steel cords.

“The R125A is the next generation GREATEC trailer tire for fleets that want increased revenue producing payload, long wear and lower cost per mile,” said Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.

Other features of the GREATEC R125A include:

  • Stone rejector platforms which enhance retreadabilty by helping keep rocks from embedding in the tread and damaging the casing.
  • Thirsty cross-rib sipes which improve traction on wet roads.
  • Stress–relief sipes that absorb rib edge stresses and increase mileage.
  • Exclusive T.I.P.™ (Turn-In Ply) design helps reduce ply end stress and enhance durability.

The GREATEC R125A comes in size 445/50R22.5 (L) and will be available Aug. 25, 2011.  The R125A, along with the new Bridgestone M799 mixed service radial and the new Bridgestone M770 drive tire, 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.