Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Introduces New V-Steel Super Deep Rock Premium Radial TireAvailable in two sizes to support mining and waste operations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2013) – Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, today announced the addition of a new radial tire to its mining portfolio of products. The V-Steel Super Deep Rock (VSDR) premium radial tire is designed to meet the rugged, tough demands of mining and waste operations. The new radial tire features an improved tread design and more tread volume for long life, and comes in a 20.5R25 1* rating and in a 2* rating for loaders and dozers.

“Customer feedback guides and drives us to create better, smarter tires that meet end-user needs and the new VSDR premium radial tire is a result,” said Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “We took the popular V-Steel D-Lug (VSDL) off-the-road radial tire and improved tread wear capability. When compared to the VSDL, the tread wear of the new VSDR improves up to six percent, depending upon application.”

Engineered to withstand various mining terrains, the 1* rating is designed for use on rock surfaces found in open pits and quarries, as well as paved surfaces for the demands of waste applications. The 2* rating is ideal for use in underground operations.

Additional tire features include the following:

  • Multi-ply steel belts and a unique shape to help protect tread and sidewall from cuts
  • Extra-deep tread that helps resist cuts and impacts for long life

The V-Steel Super Deep Rock premium radial tire is available now through authorized Bridgestone dealers.

About Bridgestone Commercial Solutions:
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, provides tires and services for trucking, construction, mining, aggregates and industrial operations across the Americas. The division manufactures markets and sells medium and heavy duty truck tires for the original equipment and replacement markets in the United States and in Canada through Bridgestone Canada Inc. Bridgestone and Firestone brand truck tires are available through more than 2,500 dealers and truck stops across the U.S. and Canada. Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Mining offers products and services to the mining industry. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading retreading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise. Bandag retreaded tires are sold through approximately 1,600 point of sale locations in North America. This combination of new and retread product offering provides customers with total tire solutions.

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 also 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.