Bridgestone designed its new Bandag BDM3 retread for refuse applications. Bridgestone calls the new tire a “next-generation retread” for the drive position, and says it is designed with a new proprietary tread compound for extended wear life, enhanced traction and cut/chip resistance. The Bandag BDM3 retread also features a non-directional tread pattern that delivers traction in various on/off-highway environments and helps reduce mounting complexity.

The Bandag BDM3 retread features a non-directional tread pattern that delivers traction in various on/off-highway environments and helps reduce mounting complexity.
 - Photo: Bridgestone

The Bandag BDM3 retread features a non-directional tread pattern that delivers traction in various on/off-highway environments and helps reduce mounting complexity.

Photo: Bridgestone

“Refuse fleets encounter a wide variety of terrain and conditions, which is why we designed the Bandag BDM3 retread to be a high performing, mixed service solution that can withstand the rigors of the waste industry,” said LaTres Jarrett, director of marketing, Bandag, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “The Bandag BDM3 retread extends tire casing life to help fleets capitalize on their full tire asset potential and positively impact the bottom line.”

Key features of the Bandag BDM3 retread include:

• Non-directional tread design for traction in on and off-road environments;  

• Stone rejection technology to reduce stone retention and increase tire casing life; and a

• Proprietary tread compound for a 10 percent improvement in tread wear life, compared to the Bandag BDM2 retread.