Bridgestone announced the introduction of the company’s revolutionary MasterCore off-the-road (OTR) tire line at a press conference in Tokyo.
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-inch tires with additional patterns and sizes available to customers in 2021.
“After many years of global product development that produced advances in engineering, chemistry and material science, we are excited to introduce the MasterCore brand to mining customers all over the world,” said Tomohiro Kusano, Vice President and Senior Officer, Responsible for G-MAA (Mining, Aircraft, Agriculture) Solutions Business, Bridgestone Corporation. “Each mine site is unique and requires a custom tire solution that enables operators to improve efficiency. Our MasterCore offering sets a new standard for off-the-road tire performance as we strive to achieve Dan-Totsu – our vision to be a clear and absolute industry leader.”
About MasterCore Technology
As Bridgestone’s best-in-class mining tire, MasterCore is the foundation of the company’s mining solutions business. The tire is engineered for ultra-high durability, based on a combination of unique technologies that include a new type of steel cord and other advanced materials, structure and process engineering. Below are key features of MasterCore tires:
- An industry first, MasterCore tires are engineered with steel cord that features Metal Surface Coating Technology for improved adhesion between the rubber and steel cord, delivering better durability.
- MasterCore tires utilize proprietary anti-rust steel cord developed and manufactured by Bridgestone for added moisture resistance that improves durability.
- Designed with new rubber compounds for improved crack propagation, MasterCore tires have an enhanced casing for more dependable performance.
- MasterCore tires have new patterns and features that reduce tire operating temperature for better performance.