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Bridgestone launches all-new Bandag M-DRIVE 001

Bridgestone has launched the all-new Bandag M-DRIVE 001 retread. Designed to meet the challenges of construction, civil engineering and other on/off applications across a wide range of surface and weather conditions, the Bandag M-DRIVE 001 pushes the bounds of mileage performance while extending tyre life and lowering the total cost per km for fleet managers and operators alike. 


Based on the corresponding premium Bridgestone M-DRIVE 001 on/off tyre for the drive axle, this brand-new Bandag tread is built to withstand the rigors of on/off applications while delivering outstanding mileage performance, high resistance to accidental damage and excellent self-cleaning properties for even better traction on uneven surfaces. Back on the road, the Bandag M-DRIVE 001’s optimised pattern with M+S marking ensures maximum safety and driver comfort, even in wintery conditions.

Harald Van Ooteghem, Senior Manager Truck & Bus Tyres Product Marketing: “Tyres are already a critical component in the efficiency of any operation. And in on/off environments, where they have to meet the dual constraints of on-road safety and off-the-road performance, fleet managers really need tyres that can go the distance. The new Bandag M-DRIVE 001 retread now takes them even further: maximising the lifespan of valuable casings without compromising on safety, durability or traction. The best of both worlds for long-lasting performance in all possible worlds.”

Behind the Bandag M-DRIVE 001’s lie some of the most advanced tyre technology developed by Bridgestone. Combining specially engineered compounds and innovative pattern designs to deliver outstanding, long-lasting and cost-effective performance, time and time again. The unidirectional tread with tie-bar technology, for example, optimises block stiffness for longer wear 
life. The blocks themselves are dimensioned to enable good winter and wet-weather handling while also delivering enhanced off-road traction. Most importantly, the Bandag M-DRIVE 001’s cut and chip-resistant compound means it can keep on delivering, throughout the extended lifecycle of the tyre. 

The new Bandag M-DRIVE 001 tread is the ideal solution for extending the life and performance of the corresponding Bridgestone M-DRIVE 001 tyre. It can also be used to retread other premium branded casings as well in sizes 13R22.5, 295/80R22.5 and 315/80R22.5, covering the most common on/off vehicles on the market.