Tire Tread Trends: Bridgestone V-Steel Rock E-Premium

Therese Dunphy

April 18, 2014

Haul truck tire

BridgestoneThe Bridgestone V-Steel Rock E-Premium (VREP) radial tire is specially designed for 100-ton class haul trucks and offers a unique two-stage lug design that provides stability for operator comfort, plus helps minimize block wear.

Circumferential grooves dissipate heat and achieve a higher ton-mile per hour, while trapezoidal blocks maximize wear resistance and reduce uneven wear.

The VREP tire, and others suitable for quarry operations, will be produced at Bridgestone’s new Aiken County, S.C., OTR production facility beginning this month.

Bridgestone | bridgestoneminingsolutions.com


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