BBTS rolls out first ”companion” retread

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) has introduced a premium Bandag-brand B197 trailer tread design. The design is based on the Bridgestone R197 trailer radial tire introduced earlier this year

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) has introduced a premium Bandag-brand B197 trailer tread design. The design is based on the Bridgestone R197 trailer radial tire introduced earlier this year.

“We’re very excited about this debut,” said Chris Hoffman, manager, TBR & Retread Product Marketing, BBTS. “It’s the first time BBTS has launched a Bridgestone new tire and Bandag companion retread. Many fleet customers tell us they are looking for a seamless choice of new tires and retread designs. The Bridgestone R197 new trailer tire and the Bandag B197 tread design simplify the choice.”

The B197 tread, the company noted, is built for long life and includes a classic straight-rib tread design. It offers an 11/32 in. depth.

The Bandag B197 is available from Bandag dealers in sizes that fit most trailer tire casings: 210mm, 220mm and 230mm.

BBTS is a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

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