Volvo picks Bridgestone R287 as standard

Oct. 1, 2007
Volvo Trucks North America recently selected the Bridgestone R287 as the standard position steer tire for the Volvo VN and Volvo VT series of highway

Volvo Trucks North America recently selected the Bridgestone R287 as the standard position steer tire for the Volvo VN and Volvo VT series of highway trucks. Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is Volvo's standard supplier of tires for all new Volvo trucks sold in North America.

The R287 is a radial tire designed for steering positions in long haul and regional haul applications. The R287's tread design, tough tread compound and patented Bridgestone Side Groove and Equalizer Rib work together to combat irregular wear, provide traction, and deliver high mileage.

Volvo also selected the Bridgestone M860 as its standard position steer tire for the Volvo VHD vocational truck. The M860 is a radial tire designed for steering positions in refuse hauling, high scrub, and special service applications. The M860's sidewall protector ribs, chip- and cut-resistant tread compound, and center groove stone rejectors combine to deliver an on/off highway tire rated for sustained speeds of up to 65 mph and capable of single tire loads of up to 10,000 lbs at 130 psi.

E-mail Jim McNamara at [email protected] for more details.

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