Greatec tires earn SmartWay certification
Aug 1, 2008 12:00 PM
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) announced its Greatec wide-base drive and wide-base trailer radials have been added to the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay-certified list of commercial tires. Tires that earn EPA SmartWay certification must achieve at least three percent better fuel economy than the average new tire.
Greatec drive radials have a 26/32" tread depth and a pattern that resembles the Bridgestone brand M726 EL drive radials. The tread incorporates solid shoulder ribs to combat side forces that can lead to irregular wear and a stiff, staggered tread block design to resist “heel-and-toe” wear.
Greatec trailer radials have a 14/32" tread depth and a pattern similar to the R195F trailer radial. They also feature Bridgestone's patented Equalizer Rib and Defense Groove features for even wear and longer mileage. Tough sidewall ribs fight curbing damage to protect the casing.
Both radials are built using Bridgestone's patented Waved Belt design, which balances stiffness and resiliency to provide a strong, stable casing.
Greatec's newest technology increases bead durability. Its T.I.P. (Turn-In Ply) design removes the ply end from harm's way, wrapping it around the bead bundle.
Visit www.BridgestoneTrucktires.com for full details.
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