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Bandvulc launches Wastemaster 5

Bandvulc, a brand of Continental, says it is preparing to roll out the latest tyre in its Wastemaster range after extensive testing and field trials.

The launch of the Wastemaster 5 marks the 5th generation of the Wastemaster tyre product which has been developed, tested and produced at Bandvulc’s Ivybridge factory.

The Wastemaster 5 will replace the Wastemaster III, a proven product in the waste sector that has been around for more than 20 years.

Specialist waste vehicles providing kerbside waste collections and operating in recycling sites require a hardworking tyre. Tyres in this industry can be subject to sidewall damage from kerbing, tread damage from stone trapping, chip and chunking from rough surfaces, all which can result in premature removal and not achieving the full life of the tyre.

Bandvulc says the WM5 retains its pioneering Armorband sidewall technology which offers an additional protective layer of rubber compound on the mid to lower sidewall of the tyre. This tapered protective band adds additional protection against sidewall scrubbing, protects against damage and prolongs the life of the tyre.

The tread design on the Wastemaster 5 has also had a complete redesign to offer the latest features for this sector, offering wide zig zag grooves for excellent displacement of mud and water, stone ejection features, stepped tread blocks and additional deep pocket sipes providing excellent traction and grip in severe conditions, according to the tyre maker.

The Wastemaster range has continued to evolve with the introduction of a High load version of the Wastemaster II tyre in 2019 and the 295/80R22.5 Wastemaster 5 is also available in a High Load option.

James Griffiths, technical manager for Bandvulc says: “The Wastemaster 5 also bears the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol which indicates the tyre meets required performance criteria in snowy conditions and provides improved snow traction beyond a standard M+S branded all-season tyre.”