New tires promise enhance long haul performance.
Bridgestone has announced the launch of two new ultra wide base tires, the Greatec M835A Ecopia tire for the drive position and the Greatec R197 Ecopia tire for the trailer position.
Designed for use on tandem-axel applications in long haul service, the new Greatec ultra wide base Ecopia tires are built for better fuel efficiency and promise up to 20 percent longer wear life than the previous generation offering. In addition, the trailer tire delivers 6 percent better rolling resistance than the previous tire.
“Our new offerings in the ultra wide base tire category cater to the growing need of long haul fleets to increase freight loads at a higher weight level,” said Eric Higgs, Vice President of Commercial Marketing, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “The new Greatec tires are designed to maximize performance and fuel efficiency available at the same cost as the previous generation. When paired with a Bandag retread, our newest Greatec tires can help reduce the total cost of tire ownership significantly.”