Bridgestone Provides Mine Sites With Customized Tire Performance
Bridgestone Corporation recently announced the 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” 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, global 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.”
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.
Mine operations vary by customer, mine site and haul route, which is why Bridgestone designed MasterCore tires for customized performance. MasterCore tires can be optimized for a number of performance attributes including faster speeds, increased payload and maximized uptime. Bridgestone began testing MasterCore tires with select customers last year and performance has exceeded customer expectations.
Bridgestone is leveraging its solutions business to improve resource productivity by combining the real and digital worlds to deliver integrated products, services and servicing networks that utilize tire and mobility data. In addition, by continuously feeding back data and knowledge obtained by the company’s solutions offering, Bridgestone will further improve its product portfolio, expand its service offering and strengthen the company’s tire wear and durability prediction technology. This will enable Bridgestone to continue to provide even greater value to society and customers.
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