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Bridgestone to feature heavy at Bauma

Bridgestone is returning to Bauma, one of the world’s leading trade fairs for the construction and mining markets, to present a selection from the premium and innovative range of tyres, industrial products and targeted solutions.

Bridgestone is renowned for producing premium quality tyres for everything from bicycles to aircraft, including the world’s largest mining trucks. One of these four-metre-tall tyres, the largest in the world, will be on display at the Bridgestone stand.

It will be joined by a number of other tyres, including brand-new products such as the VSDL Loader tyre 33/65R29 and the VLTS Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) tyre.

The stand will also present rubber tracks, pads, hydraulic hose, cabin and engine mounts. Thanks to its extensive R&D, design and testing resources, Bridgestone offers a wide and high quality product portfolio to meet the OEM’s construction industry requirements.

There will also be technology on show that falls under the Firestone brand including the Firestone Airmount and the Firestone Marsh Mellow.

Technical experts and application engineers will be present at Booth 218 to explain and discuss how these technologies function reliably and durably in driver cabins, engines and other industrial devices, outperforming pneumatic and hydraulic solutions, even when put under the most challenging conditions.

Of course, business success relies on more than high performance tyres and targeted industrial tools. Bridgestone has developed digital solutions that maximise the potential of these products, making the most of the digital technology that is being increasingly integrated into vehicles and machinery to increase productivity, decrease downtime, maximise operational potential and minimise the risks to personal safety.

As part of the Total Tyre Care approach, two specific solutions will be presented at Bauma, Tirematics TPMS and FleetPulse.

FleetPulse consists of vehicle checklists that the driver performs, tyre-pressure measurements performed by Tirematics technology and scheduling to resolve defects, as arranged by the Fleet or Maintenance Manager.

The data FleetPulse gathers is consolidated to offer insights into the operation of a fleet, ranging from validation of maintenance/repairs to data extraction to ensure compliance.

Bauma takes place from April 8-14 in Munich, Germany.