Jan 2, 2014 Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Launches New R244 Rib-Type All-Position Steer Radial Tire

Tire designed for severe service and on-highway applications

Today, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced the launch of the Bridgestone R244 All-Position Steer Radial Tire. The new tire meets the demands of dump trucks and concrete mixer truck fleets which spend a higher percentage of their miles in on-highway use. Designed with a wide base ribbed steer pattern, the tire performs well both on- and off-highway without sacrificing the traction needed on rougher roads.

“Most dump and concrete trucks spend more time on interstate highways where irregular wear and ride are more important, than off-highway construction sites,” says Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “Many of our customers, especially in the southwest, expressed an interest in a tire that offered longer wear, a smoother on-highway ride and that performed well on sandy sites. The R244 was designed for them.”

Additional features of the Bridgestone R244 include:

  • Rib-type pattern to help deliver a smoother ride; wide base design allows vehicle to haul more
  • Special tread compounds to provide resistance to irregular wear, extending life and reducing cost per mile
  • Sidewall protector ribs to protect the casing from curbing damage, plus cuts and abrasions. If one side wears away, simply flip the tire over for continued protection.

Bridgestone R244 comes in three sizes in the U.S. and Canada. The 425/65R22.5 is available now. The 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 will be available later this year. To learn more, visit www.bridgestonetrucktires.com.