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Advanced compounds increase life for new Bridgestone loader and grader tires

A wheel loader rolls through a work site.
Bridgestone VZT tires for graders and loaders are designed for longer life and reduced damage. Bridgestone

Bridgestone Americas took advantage of its return to AGG1 to debut a new construction tire for loader and grader applications. The 25-inch V-Steel Z Traction (VZT) tire joined Bridgestone's full line of engineering solutions as part of the AGG1 display.

Advanced tread compounds on the VZT are engineered to improve heat, cut, and tear, all adding up to increase tire life by up to 15 percent compared to the previous generation product.

A new tread pattern design provides 9 percent improved traction, with low-angle centre block and self-cleaning wide shoulder grooves to handle wet, muddy surfaces as well as challenging terrain. Optimal sidewall shape and protectors help minimize damage and enhance defense against tears and cuts.

Bridgestone Engineering Solutions provides customers with field engineer partners who help optimize tires and job site efficiency. Nine engineering solutions are available, including heat and weight studies, in- and out-of-service inspections, GPS assessments, g-force studies, site assessment and consultation, and more. The Bridgestone Commercial Dealer Network provides OTR customers dealer support, training, and more to help achieve lower cost of ownership.

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