Aug 21, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Bridgestone Commercial Announces New V-Steel Snow Wedge All-Season Radial Tire
We designed the VSWAS tire to keep our customers moving year-round.
Michelle Lane, Director of Off-the-Road Marketing, Bridgestone Commercial
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 need for chains, and on soft, sandy conditions and gravel. Additionally, the tire features excellent retreadability and cut-resistant compounds 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 Bridgestone Commercial OTR.