Bridgestone Americas introduced the new Greatec M847 wide-base radial tire for urban applications. The new all-position tire is designed to provide fleets with uncompromising durability, improved fuel efficiency, and lower total cost of ownership, according to the manufacturer.
Bridgestone will introduce the Greatec M847 at Waste Expo 2023.
"Fleets that operate in high-scrub, urban areas need reliable tires to keep up with the pace of their business while also cutting their cost per mile," said Chris Tavares, Executive Director, Commercial Marketing, Bridgestone Americas. "Our team of engineers at Bridgestone designed the Greatec M847 with this in mind and have developed an innovative tire with unwavering performance and exceptional longevity."
What's New with the Greatec M847 Tire?
Features and benefits of the Greatec M847 tire include:
- A redesigned tread package with a deeper, 26/32nd design combined with an application-specific compound to deliver increased wear life and scrub resistance with 8% lower rolling resistance.
- Stone rejector platforms and wide shoulder grooves to help prevent groove-cracking and stone damage to belts, and to enhance retreadability.
- A continuous shoulder to provide long, even wear and reduced rolling resistance by controlling movement of the ribs and blocks during rotation.
- Optimized Waved Belt technology and proven 'Turn-in-Ply' design to promote wearout performance and casing durability to help deliver outstanding retreadability.
When paired with Bridgestone Bandag retreads, Bridgestone noted that the Greatec M847 tire helps to reduce operating cost and environmental impacts, maximizing fleet uptime, and sustainability. The Greatec M847 can also be supported by solutions like the Bridgestone Fleet Care tire-monitoring service, IntelliTire, which provides real-time data on tire pressure monitoring, temperature and speed to detect and avoid tire issues before they happen.
The Bridgestone Greatec M847 tire is currently available in 455/55R22.5.
The Greatec product line aligns with the Bridgestone E8 Commitment, which consists of 8 Bridgestone-like values starting with the letter "E" and serves as an axis to drive towards a sustainability society.