Bridgestone Expands Product Line for Underground Mining
The Bridgestone VSMS2 is the ideal tire 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.
Rob Seibert, director, marketing, off-the-road tires, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the expansion of its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2™ tire. The tire is now available in size 29.5R25 in the U.S. and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire delivers a 30 percent decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving the tire’s overall lifecycle performance by five percent.*
“The Bridgestone VSMS2 is the ideal tire 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,” said Rob Seibert, director, marketing, off-the-road tires, commercial group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “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 tire ownership.”
Key features of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire include:
- Deeper tread pattern to provide longer wear and protection in severe operating environments*
- Heavy duty, durable radial casing design for extended tire life
- A tread wear indicator allowing for easy visual recognition of the depth of wear
The Bridgestone VSMS2 tire is available in 17.5R25, 26.5R25, 29.5R25 and 29.5R29 sizes in the U.S. and Canada. The Bridgestone VSMS2 tire complements the company’s existing underground hard rock offering of products and solutions. To learn more about the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire, click here.
* Performance improvements are comparisons with Bridgestone VSMS tire.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.