New Bandag BRM3TM retread delivers improved traction, long wear life

June 8, 2016

Bridgestone Americas has launched its new Bandag BRM3 retread. The BRM3, which features a proprietary compound and advanced tread design, is engineered to deliver a balance of long wear, durability and traction and is designed to be used as an all-position tire in the refuse industry.

Key features of the BRM3 retread include:

• A proprietary, scrub-resistant compound, which contributes to long service life.

• Robust shoulders that help resist damage caused by frequent twisting and turning often found in refuse applications.

• A high center void design to enhance traction, and shoulder sipes that contribute to strong grip on wet roads.

The BRM3 was developed for refuse operations and delivers significant improvements over its predecessors, including an improvement of more than 20% in wet braking traction when compared to the BRM2 tread pattern, and 20% longer wear life than the BRM tread pattern.

Premium truck tires from Bridgestone are designed to be retreaded multiple times, saving tires from landfills and enabling fleets to operate more sustainably. Since 1957, the Bandag retread process has kept an estimated 300 million tires out of the waste stream and saved more than four billion gallons of oil, while also helping fleet customers lower their operating costs.

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