Bandag Adds New Sizes to R250 ED Range
Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) is adding two sizes to its line-up of Bridgestone R250 ED all-position radial tyres. Regional and pickup-and-delivery fleets now have more options with the new 255/70R22.5 and 275/70R22.5 tyre sizes.
“The R250 ED is suitable for use by pickup and delivery fleets, moving vans, auto haulers and rural school bus fleets. As these vehicles often experience tight cornering, this tyre is designed to provide sidewall protection from twisting, scraping and scrubbing, and tread protection from cutting and chipping,” says Guy Walenga, director, Engineering, Commercial Products and Technologies, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire. “The addition of these new sizes allows us to better serve regional and pickup-and-delivery fleets in high-scrub urban or mild on/off highway environments, particularly for those using trailers.”
The R250 ED all-position tyre, says Bridgestone, is made from an extra-duty cut- and chip-resistant compound and features sidewall protector ribs for enhanced performance in severe on-highway, moderate on/off-highway and mixed service. Five ribs with four wide, straight grooves are designed to optimise handling and traction.