Bridgestone introduces two Bandag treads for drive applications

Bridgestone introduces two Bandag treads for drive applications

Bridgestone Americas announced two new Bandag retreads, the Bandag DR 5.3 closed-shoulder drive pattern and the Bandag DR 4.3 open-shoulder drive pattern. This rounds out a trio of patterns (including the Bandag b799) that the company says are designed to balance dependable performance and affordability.

Features of the Bandag DR 5.3 closed-shoulder drive pattern described by the company include:

  • Robust, solid shoulder for long tread life and uniform wear.
  • Aggressive lug pattern for strong traction.
  • Stone rejecters to help prevent stone drilling.
  • Trusted, proprietary compound that contributes to durability and wear life.

Features of the Bandag DR 4.3 open-shoulder drive pattern described by the company include:

  • Wide center rib for stability and even wear.
  • Open shoulder that provides strong evacuation and traction in adverse weather conditions, along with a strong grip for chains.
  • Trusted, proprietary compound to contribute to long, even wear and durability.

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