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Bandag extends premium treads range

Bandag is extending its range of premium treads with the launch of the all-new Bandag BDR-WXT drive regional tread. So operators can extend their range, too, with optimised wear life performance in even the most extreme Nordic winter conditions. Together with the release of new sizes in a variety of other specialty retreads, the launch is an emphatic declaration of Bandag’s intent to cover the full spectrum, helping to lower the total cost per km for fleet managers and operators in all markets and for both on and off-the-road applications. 

Bandag winter retreads not only help operators extend the life of their valuable tyres and casings. They offer the technology to extend the safety, reliability and performance of premium tyres, even in the most severe winter conditions. The all-new Bandag BDR-WXT regional drive tread is no different: delivering the sure-footed traction and superior mileage needed to power through wet and snow-covered roads and even across ice. 

Severe winter traction 
Bearing both M+S and Alpine markings, the Bandag BDR-WXT is built to resist the extremes of a Nordic winter. The very latest Bandag tread and compound technologies ensure superior grip and minimum braking distances in mud, in fresh or melting snow and even on icy surfaces. 

Optimised mileage performance 
But the Bandag BDR-WXT not only delivers enhanced but also longer-lasting performance. Thanks to optimised mileage characteristics that extend the service life of tyres fitted with this latest winter tread from Bandag. Innovative tie-bar technology developed by Bridgestone helps increase block stiffness, minimising heel and toe wear. That reduces the need to replace but also rotate tyres, saving on both the initial outlay of new tyres and ongoing maintenance costs for a low total cost per km. And with its quieter running, the BDR-WXT even enhances driver comfort, to boot! 

Reliable wet handling 
The outstanding wet-weather performance, stability and response of this new winter regional tread can be put down to its advanced, uni-directional pattern. Deep, sharply angled sipes break up pocketed water and surface film, improving grip on wet surfaces and dispersing water away from the contact patch quickly. The resultant reliable wet handling and braking improves safety and driver comfort while also limiting tyre deformation and associated rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption. 

In short, the Bandag BDR-WXT is the ideal tread for extending the life of Bridgestone and other premium winter tyres for enhanced performance, reduced downtime and a low total cost per km. 

The Bandag BDR-WXT tread is available for fitment on Bridgestone and other premium tyre casings in sizes: 315/70R22.5, 315/80R22.5, 305/70R22.5, 295/60R22.5 and 315/60R22.5.