NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 20, 2015) – Bridgestone Commercial, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, today announced its newest off-road product, the Bridgestone V-Steel Snow Wedge All-Season (VSWAS) radial tire. The VSWAS tire is designed for grader machines used for snow removal and surface leveling. Bridgestone’s VSWAS tire provides excellent traction in winter conditions, and design innovations reduce stone holding on gravel surfaces, facilitating year-round use.
“We designed the VSWAS tire to keep our customers moving year-round,” said Michelle Lane, Director of Off-the-Road Marketing, Bridgestone Commercial. “Whether they remove snow on roads and highways or level surfaces, customers needed a product for graders that eliminated the need for seasonal change-outs. That is exactly what we deliver with the VSWAS radial tire.”
The specially designed tread pattern on the VSWAS tire provides excellent traction in winter conditions, minimizing the need for chains, and on soft, sandy conditions and gravel. Additionally, the tire features excellent retreadability and cut-resistant compounds that help to extend service life.
Other features of the V-Steel Snow Wedge All-Season radial tire include:
Deep siping: helps provide excellent traction, even late in tread life, contributing to better braking and handling.
Tie bars within the sipes: controls movement of the tread blocks for long, even wear while combating the retention and throwing of damaging stones.
Unique tread design: wide grooves and angled lugs help reduce retention and throwing of damaging stones while contributing to a comfortable ride.
Grooved bevel: patent-pending grooves in lug walls enhance snow traction by shearing multiple layers of snow beyond the top layer.
The new V-Steel Snow Wedge All-Season radial tire is available in 17.5R25 size in the U.S. and Canada through Bridgestone authorized dealers.
To learn more, visit www.bfor.com.
About Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations:Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company’s Latin American tire operations; the U.S. and Canadian consumer tire businesses; the U.S. and Canadian commercial tire businesses; and Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, which operates the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world. BATO develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The business unit is focused on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in the Americas. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading retreading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise. This combination of new and retread product offering provides customers with total tire solutions.