Bridgestone launches all-position steer radial

Designed for severe service and on-highway applications, the R244 All-Position Steer Radial Tire from Bridgestone Commercial Solutions was developed to meet the demands of dump truck and concrete mixer applications with trucks that spend a higher percentage of time in on-highway use. The tire’s wide base ribbed steer pattern, the company noted, performs in both on- and off-highway operations without sacrificing the traction needed on rougher roads.

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“Most dump and concrete trucks spend more time on interstate highways where irregular wear and ride are more important than off-highway construction sites,” says Bert Jones, manager, product marketing, TBR, retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “Many of our customers, especially in the southwest, expressed an interest in a tire that offered longer wear, a smoother on-highway ride and that performed well on sandy sites. The R244 was designed for them.”

Features of the Bridgestone R244, available now in a 425/65R22.5 size and later this year in 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 versions, include special tread compounds to provide resistance to irregular wear and sidewall protector ribs to protect the casing from curbing damage, cuts and abrasions.