Bridgestone gets deep with its drive radial
Sep 1, 2004 12:00 PM
The new Bridgestone M726 EL drive radial tire for tandem drive axle tractors offers a 32/32"-deep tread and superior tread life that surpasses even the Bridgestone M726.
“EL” means “extra life,” a designation earned by its super-long-wearing, deep-drive technology. Its tread compound is stronger for increased wear, stability, and heat resistance.
The tough compound also produces stiff blocks that resist heel-and-toe wear, while the buttressed block shape fights tearing for even more miles of smooth wear. A long-wearing solid shoulder design also fights irregular wear by distributing weight and torque.
The M726 EL uses large, aggressive blocks with computer-designed shapes engineered and positioned to bite into soft surfaces for outstanding wet traction. Block sipes cut through water and road films for solid wet handling, and the sipe ends are rounded to help prevent tearing.
A solid shoulder design incorporates high-grip shoulder notches to bite into soft surfaces for superb traction.
M726 EL is wider, too. The casing takes a full-size drive recap, and the casing incorporates four full steel belts with an all-steel casing ply. This tire also employs thousands of groove-bottom platforms to combat stone retention.
For more information, contact BFNT, 535 Marriott Dr, PO Box 140990, Nashville TN 37214-0990.
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