Bridgestone Americas announced it will join MINExpo 2021, showcasing its mining products, technologies and solutions designed to bring next-level value to customer mining operations.
“We’re excited to be back at MINExpo to share Bridgestone’s diverse portfolio of best-in-class mining solutions,” said Rob Seibert, president, off-the-road tires, Bridgestone Americas. “With a focus on optimizing tire performance, payload and haulage efficiency, we are helping mining customers improve their productivity with the right mix of products, services and sustainable solutions that include our MasterCore tires, iTrack II technology platform, and our best-in-class solutions delivery team.”
At the center stage is MasterCore, Bridgestone’s most advanced surface mining tire line, delivering up to 5% greater durability, 10% faster truck operating speeds, or 15% greater payload capacity. The new Bridgestone MasterCore surface mining tires can be optimized for a variety of performance attributes such as faster speeds, increased payload or improved durability for maximized uptime.
MasterCore is offered in 57″ and 63″ sizes and five patterns:
- 46/90R57 MasterCore VRWP – Hard Rock (NEW AT SHOW)
- 46/90R57 MasterCore VZTB – Traction (NEW AT SHOW)
- 59/80R63 MasterCore VRPS – Traction
- 59/80R63 MasterCore VRF – Traction
- 59/80R63 MasterCore VREV – Hard Rock
- 53/80R63 MasterCore VREV – Hard Rock (NEW AT SHOW)
Complementing MasterCore are the iTrack II real-time tire management solution for live tire performance data and insights, as well as Bridgestone’s Global Solutions Partners, a team of mining experts who are committed to tailoring Bridgestone customers’ specific and comprehensive mining solutions. he iTrack II platform features 24/7 monitoring of OTR tire pressure and temperature as well as vehicle speed and G-forces, in conjunction with expert support, to help enhance operational safety and haulage asset productivity.
Bridgestone will also showcase its newest underground mining tire, the VMDL, with a new design that uses an advanced design to help increase load capacity and maintain inflation pressure for heavy-duty underground vehicles. The VMDL tire also has extra-deep tread designed for severe and rocky surfaces, a specially designed sidewall for extra protection from cutting and gouging, and offers excellent traction, stability and a comfortable ride.
Bridgestone will be on display in Booth #8009 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., from Monday, Sept. 13 – Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.