Bridgestone Americas launched the Bandag B713 FuelTech drive tire tread, engineered to increase retread value for fleets.
The new tread is SmartWay verified and delivers fuel efficiency as well as improved wear life without compromising on traction or performance, Bridgestone officials said in a press release.
“The all-new Bandag B713 FuelTech drive tire tread can yield longer-lasting wear life, improved traction and reduce irregular wear, extending the life of a tire and maximizing fleet saving,” said Jason Roanhouse, executive director of Bandag, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas.
The Bridgestone Bandag B713 FuelTech design includes a new proprietary compound that delivers 30% longer wear life compared to the Bandag B710 tread; 3D siping featuring 130% more biting edges than the Bandag B710 for improved traction; and a continuous shoulder design that distributes weight and torque more evenly to fight irregular wear, which can lead to premature tire removal.
Last year in the U.S., 27,773 used tires were retreaded with the Bandag system.
The introduction of the Bridgestone Bandag B713 FuelTech drive tread design aligns with the Bridgestone E8 Commitment, which consists of eight values starting with the letter “E” (energy, ecology, efficiency, extension, economy, emotion, ease, and empowerment) that Bridgestone will commit to implement together with employees, society, partners and customers to create a sustainable society.
The development of the B713 retread aligns with ecology, the commitment to advancing sustainable tire technologies and solutions that preserve the environment for future generations, and efficiency, the commitment to maximizing productivity through advancement of mobility.
The Bridgestone Bandag B713 FuelTech tread is available in four different sizes: 210, 220, 230 and 240.