Bridgestone Americas has released two new Bandag retreads for drive applications – the Bandag DR 5.3 and DR 4.3.
“Bandag leads the market with high quality retreads that focus on delivering the lowest cost per mile to our fleet customers through the use of advanced compounds and tread design technology,” said Ben Rosenblum, director of Bandag marketing for Bridgestone’s commercial group. “With the launch of DR 5.3 and DR 4.3, along with the TR 4.1 trailer pattern introduced late last year, we’ve delivered a compelling balance of performance and affordability, all manufactured with a high quality retread process that has been a hallmark of Bandag for nearly 60 years.”
Ideal for truckload, less-than-truckload and pick-up and delivery fleets, the new retreads combine tough compounds and designs to offer longevity and value, Bridgestone said.
The Bandag DR 5.3 closed-shoulder drive pattern for over-the-road applications features a robust, solid shoulder for long tread life and uniform wear, an aggressive lug pattern for strong traction and stone rejecters.
The Bandag DR 4.3 open-shoulder drive pattern for a variety of on and mild off-road applications features a wide center rib for stability and even wear and an open shoulder that provides strong evacuation and traction in tough weather conditions, plus a strong grip for chains, the tiremaker said.
The DR 5.3 and DR 4.3 retreads are now available through Bandag dealers in North America in common casing sizes used in truckload, LTL and P&D services.