New Bandag M-DRIVE 001 pushes limits of performance in On/Off segment

date: 04/11/2016

Bridgestone, manufacturer of the world’s most advanced Bandag retreads – is excited to announce the launch of 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.


Bridgestone, manufacturer of the world’s most advanced Bandag retreads – is excited to announce the launch of 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.

Long-lasting performance

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.”

Ground-breaking technology

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.

Extended range

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.

For more information on Bandag: www.bandag.eu

Media information: Colin Hensley: +32 475 97 63 07 colin.hensley@bridgestone.eu


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