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Bridgestone expands underground mining product line

Bridgestone Americas has expanded its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tyre

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The Bridgestone VSMS2 tyre

The Bridgestone VSMS2 tyre

PRESS RELEASE: The tyre is now available in size 29.5R25 in the US and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tyre delivers a 30% decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving the tyre's overall lifecycle performance by 5%.

Rob Seibert, director, marketing, off-the-road tyres, commercial group at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, said: "The Bridgestone VSMS2 is the ideal tyre for underground mining operations, and the new 29.5R25 size completes our offering to give more customers access to trusted, heavy-duty, off-the-road performance. This is the latest initiative in our longstanding commitment and efforts to provide off-the-road customers with innovative products, technologies and services that improve overall productivity and lower the total cost of tyre ownership."

Key features of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tyre include:

  • A deeper tread pattern to provide longer wear and protection in severe operating environments;
  • Heavy duty, durable radial casing design for extended tyre life; and
  • A tread wear indicator allowing for easy visual recognition of the depth of wear.

The Bridgestone VSMS2 tyre is available in 17.5R25, 26.5R25, 29.5R25 and 29.5R29 sizes in the US and Canada. The Bridgestone VSMS2 tyre complements the company's existing underground hard rock offering of products and solutions.

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