Bridgestone MasterCore Tires Provide Mines with Customized Performance

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Bridgestone Corp. introduced the company’s new MasterCore off-the-road (OTR) tire line. MasterCore tires are engineered for ultra-high durability with performance that can be customized to various mine sites and operations. The MasterCore product line is launching initially with 63-in. tires with additional patterns and sizes available to customers in 2021.

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Bridgestone Off-Road Tires for Underground Mining

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the expansion of its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire. The tire is now available in size 29.5R25 in the United States and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire delivers a 30 percent decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving…

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Bridgestone Expanding Tire Production at Illinois Plant

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Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced a $12 million investment that will expand production to include popular off-the-road (OTR) tire sizes at its Bloomington, Ill., plant. The plant will produce multiple sizes and patterns in 29-, 33- and 35-in. OTR tires, which until now have only been produced by Bridgestone in Japan. “As an industry leader, Bridgestone is committed to meet the evolving…

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Bridgestone PressureStat System for OTR Tire Monitoring

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Bridgestone Americas Inc. (Bridgestone) announced it is expanding its portfolio of industry-leading technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire…

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Bridgestone Launches PressureStat System

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Bridgestone Americas Inc. (Bridgestone) announced it is expanding its portfolio of industry-leading technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire…

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Bridgestone Develops Conveyor Belt Wear-Monitoring System

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Bridgestone Corp. has developed a unique system capable of automatically assessing conveyor belt wear. The company also will launch Bridgestone Monitrix, a mining operations support software also designed by Bridgestone, that integrates conventional maintenance services with the newly created conveyor belt wear-monitoring system. Until now, checking conveyor belt wear involves measuring the belt at various points, which requires temporary system stoppages…

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Cole Named Bridgestone Commercial President

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Bridgestone Commercial, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), announced the appointment of a new president in the commercial tire division. As president, Commercial OTR, Taylor Cole will be responsible for leading Bridgestone’s North American commercial and strategic direction. Cole will be instrumental in harnessing resources for continued growth of the division, solidifying Bridgestone’s commitment to the mining, construction,…

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Bridgestone Opens New Off-Road Tire Plant

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Bridgestone Americas opened its first giant off-road radial tire plant. Based in Aiken County, S.C., the 1.5-million-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility produces various off-road radial tire products used to equip heavy haul trucks in mining and aggregates applications. The new plant strengthens Bridgestone’s ability to meet the needs of its global customer base in this key segment, according to the company. Kazuhisa Nishigai,…

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