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PREMIUM TYRES FOR PREMIUM PERFORMANCE

2006
Bridgestone Tyre Range Brochure

P: bus and coach 15 P: 18 . these Bridgestone tyres use the latest technology to offer the ultimate in road performance while cutting operating costs.highway P: regional 3 6 H I G H W AY T R U C K T Y R E S P: on/off 7 P: winter 11 Designed for the new generation of high-speed TIR trucks.

The R227 tyre has excellent wet and dry manoeuvrability and long original tread life. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 295/80R22. • • High wear life through resistance to irregular wear.5 148/145L 295/60R22. Superior retreadability.5 152/148M 315/70R22. Superior retreadability.5 169M (Greatec) The Aircept Safety System fits around the rim inside the Greatec Mega Drive tyre.5 152/148M (154/150L) 295/80R22.5 152/148M (154/150L) R227 STEER TYRE M729 DRIVE TYRE Steer axle tyre for long distance use.5 152M/148M 315/80R22. A single ultra-wide tyre unit to replace the conventional dual-fitment drive axle tyres on large trucks and buses. Waved-Belt exclusively for 60s.5 152/148M 315/80R22. Aircept expands instantaneously and provides stability by support the load of the tyre. High fuel efficiency from reduced rolling resistance. = preferred = optional 4 = preferred = optional 5 . Reduction of scrap rubber by 25%. Improved driver comfort.5 148/145M 305/70R22. Weight reduction of 50 kg (including rim). The Convex Block design provides good resistance to irregular wear.5 154/150M * * 60 series only R166 STEER TYRE M729 (Greatec with Aircept) DRIVE TYRE A specially designed wide base steer axle tyre for highway use. Wider chassis possible 175mm.5 150/148M (152/148L) 315/70R22.5 152/148M 315/80R22. Excellent wet and dry manoeuvrability and extra long original tread life.5 148/145M 305/70R22.R249 STEER TYRE M730 DRIVE TYRE New superior steer axle tyre for long-distance use. Excellent wet handling and braking.5 154/150M (156/150L) • • • • • Equaliser Rib.5 160K (158L) S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 495/45R22. • • Specially designed convex block to resist irregular wear. • • Resists heat generation in casing.5 154/150M (156/150L) 315/70R22. Following a sudden loss of air pressure in the tyre. combined with industry-leading excellent wet handling and excellent driver comfort.5 152/148L 275/70R22.5 150/147L 315/60R22. A superior unidirectional drive axle tyre specially-designed to combat the excessive “heel and toe” wear caused by retarder brake systems.5 148/145L 295/60R22. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 285/60R22. • • • • • High resistance to irregular wear from optimized crown radius and footprint shapes.5 154/150M (156/150L) 315/70R22. Cut-and chipping resistant due to special compound.5 150/147L 315/60R22.5 152/148M (154/150L) S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 295/80R22. Low noise Groove Fence technology. Noise reduction fences. Resists heat generation in casing.5 154/150M 12R22.5 154/150L 295/80R22. * * 60 series only S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 285/60R22. Superior retreadability.5 152/148L 275/70R22. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 385/65R22. resulting from long and even wear. A superior drive tyre for long distance highway use. The R249 tyre offers extra long mileage. providing a second line of defence in the event of a puncture.5 152/148M 13R22.5 152/148M 315/80R22. • • • • Reduction of rolling resistance by more than 12%.

5 127/125 J (127/127 F) 215/75R17.5 169K Featuring specially designed broad-shouldered flanks.5 143/141J 265/70R19. The R164 carries the TCOT design casing.5 135/133J 235/75R17.5 143/141J 285/70R19. Lifespan. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 385/65R22. • • Excellent durability. • • High mileage because it is resistant to irregular wear. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 215/75R17.5 160K 385/55R22.5 150/148J 435/50R19.5 160J (MEGA) * * * MEGA trailer = preferred = optional 6 . stone-ejecting R166 TRAILER TYRE treads and many other state of the art innovations.R168 TRAILER TYRE The R168 uses a rugged 4-ply belt construction for maximum performance.5 143/141J 265/70R19.5 143/141J 245/70R17.5 160K (158L) 425/65R22. regional transport. The outermost belt was widened by 65%. providing higher performance in all fields: • • • • Protection against penetration.5 160K (158L) REGIONAL TRUCK TYRES R164 TRAILER TYRE A wide base highway and regional tyre designed primarily for the trailer axle.5 165K 445/65R22. which enhances overall performance. A bigger footprint meaning contact pressure is more uniform. these short-haul tyres are built for impressive mileage in the rough and ready world of This low profile trailer tyre has been designed for long distance and regional use.5 143/141J 205/65R17. Low noise design (Groove Fence).5 143/141J 385/65R22. Superior retreadability.5 135/133J 235/75R17.5R17. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 9. High resistance to irregular wear.

5 126/124M 225/75R17.5" S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 9.5 148/145M 305/70R22.5R17.5 154/150M * ** * 60 series only ** 17.5 136/134M 265/70R19. Sidewall protector (for R227 17. Defence Groove design. plus extra deep treads for long tyre life. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 205/75R17. Resists heat generation in casing.5 124/122M 215/75R17. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 9. Sidewall protector.5 126/124M 225/75R17. The Convex Block design provides good resistance to irregular wear.5 129/127M 205/75R17.5 124/122M 215/75R17. Excellent wet and dry manoeuvrability and extra long original tread life. Superior retreadability.5 150/147L 315/60R22.5").5" and 19.5"). A drive tyre for regional use.5 152/148M 315/80R22. Resistance to irregular wear with: • • • • • • Equaliser Rib design. Superior retreadability.5 148/145K 315/70R22. the M788 has low fuel consumption per kilometre.M788 ALL POSITION TYRE R297 STEER TYRE This mid-size all position tyre is designed for regional use. It has excellent wet and dry manoeuvrability and extra long original tread life.5 154/150L 295/80R22.5" = preferred = optional 8 = preferred = optional 9 . • • Thick tread gauge for excellent regroove and retreadability.5 132/130M 245/70R17.5" and 19.5 148/145M 285/60R22.5 140/138M 285/70R19.5 138M 245/70R19.5 156/150L * * 17.5 152/148L 13R22.5" R227 STEER TYRE M729 DRIVE TYRE The R227 is a superior regional use tyre for mid-size trucks.5 154/150M 12R22.5 152/148M 315/80R22.5 136/134M 265/70R17. Superior retreadability.5 129/127M 265/70R19.5 152/148M (154/150L) 295/80R22. Noise reduction fences.5 145/143M S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 275/70R22. It boasts excellent wet and dry manoeuvrability.5 152/148M 13R22.5 129/127M 235/75R17.5R17.5 132/130M 245/70R17.5 126/124M 225/75R17.5 148/145M * * 17.5 129/127M 235/75R17.5 140/138M 285/70R19. and a long original tread life thanks to the Extra Deep Tread.5" and 19. Sidewall protector (for M729 17.5 145/143M 305/70R19. The R297 is a steer tyre developed for regional use. • • • • Excellent resistance to irregular wear.5 148/145L 295/60R22.5 136/134M 265/70R17.5 136/134M 265/70R19. Resists heat generation in casing.5 152/148M 315/70R22. • • • Resists heat generation in casing.5"/19.5 148/145L 12R22.5 140/138M 285/70R19.5 129/127M 205/75R17.5"/19.5 138/136M 245/70R19. With excellent sidewall protection to minimize scuff damage and abrasion from kerbs.5 145/143M 305/70R19.5 124/122M 215/75R17. Sidewall protector.5 152/148L 275/70R22.5 154/150M (156/150L) 11R22.

High resistance to irregular wear. • • Excellent durability. The outermost belt was widened by 65%.5 165K 445/65R22. of all-steel radials for on and off the road trucks.5 135/133J 235/75R17. Off Truck Tyres are made to withstand the punishing conditions of a major S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 9.5 160K 385/55R22. which enhances overall performance.5 127/125J (127/127F) 215/75R17. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 215/75R17. providing higher performance in nearly all fields: • • • • Protection against penetration. cutting and bruising. Low noise design (Groove Fence).5 160J (MEGA) building site.5 169K As a result of Bridgestone’s vast experience in off-the road tyres. Lifespan. • • High mileage because it is resistant to irregular wear. The R164 carries the TCOT design casing. A bigger footprint meaning contact pressure is more uniform.5 143/141J 205/65R17.5 150/148J 435/50R19.5 143/141J 245/70R17. These tyres offer unparalleled resistance to chipping.5 160K (158L) 425/65R22. Superior retreadability.5 143/141J 285/70R19. R166 TRAILER TYRE revolutionary new compounds have been developed for on/off tyres. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 385/65R22.5 143/141J 265/70R19. * * * MEGA trailer = preferred = optional 10 .5 143/141J 265/70R19. Even the side walls get extra protection so the result is a long-lived. reliable workhorse.5 160K (158L) ON/OFF-OFF ROAD TRUCK TYRES R164 TRAILER TYRE A wide base highway and regional tyre designed primarily for the trailer axle.R168 TRAILER TYRE The R168 uses a rugged 4-ply belt construction for maximum performance.5 143/141J 385/65R22.5 135/133J 235/75R17.5R17. This technology has now trickled down to benefit the performance This low profile trailer tyre has been especially designed for long distance and regional use.

• • High resistance to cuts and chipping. and chipping. which provides excellent resistance to cuts.5 152/147K L355 ON/OFF DRIVE TYRE This drive axle tyre is designed for dump truck service over rough surfaces.00R20 154/150K 255/70R22. • • Excellent durability.00R24 156G S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 8.5 16PR M748 ON/OFF TRAILER TYRE The M748 trailer tyre is designed for short distance city use and on partially paved roads.5 156/150K (154/150M) 12. M857 O N / O F F A L L P O S I T I O N TYRE All position tyre for on/off use in applications such as dump and logging. • • High durability. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 10R17. construction and mining use. Drive axle on/off road use tyre for logging.5 160K (158L) 425/65R22.00R20 150/146K 12. It has an extra deep tread and aggressive tread pattern. Excellent retreadability.5 143/141J 12. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 365/80R20 160K (158L) 385/65R22.5 152L 13R22. Superior retreadability.00R20 156/150G 9R22.00R24 156/153K S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 9. High resistance to cuts and chipping.00R20 154/150K 12R22.5 152/148K (150/145L) 13R22.25R15 143/141L 8.5 152/148K (150/145L) 315/80R22.5 148/145K 295/80R22.5 169K = preferred = optional 12 = preferred = optional 13 .25R20 133/131K 11.00R20 140/137K 12.5 143/141J 265/70R19.5 148/145K (145/142L) 12R22.5 156/150K (154/150M) 12.M840 O N / O F F A L L P O S I T I O N TYRE L301 ON/OFF DRIVE TYRE This all position on/off tyre carries the TCOT casing design.00R20 154/150K 12.5 144/142K 11R22.5 154/150K (156/150G) 275/70R22.5 154/150K (156/150G) 315/80R22.5 165K 445/65R22. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 12R22. Excellent retreadability. Superior retreadability.5 133L 10R22. Long life. • • • Super traction and durability over rough surfaces with excellent on road performance. • • Wide and deep treads give long life.

The L328 has unidirectional treads with excellent self-cleaning properties for wet and muddy terrain.00R20 154/149G = preferred = optional 14 . • • Superb resistance to cuts and chipping. • Extra deep tread for long life and superior traction. without all the drawbacks. For low speed use (below 50km/h).00R24 18PR WINTER TRUCK TYRES L328 OFF ALL POSITION TYRE A special purpose tyre for logging operations. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 12. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 12R22. In fact. the Bridgestone winter range really gives you the advantages of studded tyres. their adherence is so good on snow that in most cases your long haul trucks can avoid using chains altogether.L317 OFF ALL POSITION TYRE This on/off road tyre is mainly used for mining and logging vehicles. Thanks to the unique multicellular structure of the rubber compound.5 152/148G 13R22.5 154/150G 12.

plus extra deep treads for long tyre life. Sidewall protector.5 150/147L S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 295/80R22.5 152/148K 315/80R22. • • Siped block design gives excellent traction on snow and ice when it is required. snowy and wet conditions. A tyre for those who require both snow/ice and normal road driving conditions.5 152/148K 295/80R22.5 152/148K (150/145L) 275/70R22.5 148/145M (152/148L) 315/70R22.5 148/145M 295/80R22. The multicell tread compound contains microscopic pores.5 152/148M (154/150L) 295/80R22. efficient braking and good handling stability in icy.5 152/148M = preferred = optional 16 = preferred = optional 17 . Premium winter drive axle tyre for severe conditions.5 152/148M 315/80R22. Superior regroove and retreadability.5 152/148M W990 DRIVE TYRE W985 DRIVE TYRE This is a new generation premium winter tyre for drive axle application on trucks and buses. Pattern designed for low noise meeting EU regulations. • • • Multicell compound and siping provide ultimate grip on ice and snow.M758 STEER TYRE W970 DRIVE TYRE This is a winter season tyre for steer axle applications. With excellent sidewall protection to minimize scuff damage and abrasion from kerbs. the M788 has low fuel consumption per kilometre.5 160K (158L) S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 12R22.5 154/150M (156/150L) M788 STEER TYRE W975 DRIVE TYRE This steer tyre is designed for all season use.5 156/150L S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 12R22. • • Thick tread gauge for excellent regroove and retreadability. the W970 gives superior performance on snow and icy roads. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 275/70R22.5 152/148L 315/80R22. • • Excellent traction. • • Excellent traction. which ensure a stronger grip on road surfaces. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 11R22. Premium winter drive axle tyre for mild conditions.5 148/145L 295/80R22. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 295/80R22. This is a specially designed winter tyre for trucks and buses. Bridgestone quality retreadable casing. Casing optimized for superior traction performance and high stability. With its “MultiCell” compound. Low noise pattern design.5 156/150L (154/150M) 385/65R22. The M758 has optimized treads for use in wet and snowy conditions such as those found in Scandinavian countries. The new tread design and “Multicell” compound combine to provide superior performance on icy / snow covered roads.5 152/148M 315/80R22. • • TCOT optimization improves overall performance.5 152/148L 275/70R22.5 154/150M 295/60R22.5 148/145L 12R22. stability and good handling in snow / ice / wet roads.

the M788 offers low fuel consumption. Sidewall protector.5 152/148J (154/150E) 295/80R22.5 152/148J = preferred = optional 19 .M788 COACH ALL POSITION TYRE This all position coach bus tyre is designed for all season use.5 148/145J (152/148E) 305/70R22.5 124/122M 215/75R17. • • Thick tread gauge for excellent regroove and retreadability.5 156/150L (154/150M) * * 17. With excellent sidewall protection to minimize scuff damage and abrasion from kerbs.5 140/138M 275/70R22. and irregular loads… Additionally they offer superior wet road and noise performance. A great deal of research has gone into giving them “all-season” and all-hub capabilities as well as making them as quiet as possible. City Bus Tyres are built to withstand the particularly violent working life of the city bus – this range happily copes with endless stop and go’s.5" and 19. Coach Tyres are specially designed for use by luxury coaches in international travel where road conditions can change radically along the way and safety is a priority. BUS AND COACH TYRES S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 205/75R17.5 126/124M 225/75R17. • • Extra deep treads for long tyre life and low fuel consumption. shocks against the pavement. plus an extra deep tread for long tyre life. Thick tread gauges for excellent regroove and retreadability.5 148/145J (151/149E) 11R22.5 152/148M 315/80R22.5 152/148M (154/150L) 295/80R22. potholes.5 129/127M 265/70R19. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 305/70R19.5 148/145J 12R22.5 152/148G 275/70R22.5 148/145M (152/148L) 315/70R22. The R192 has excellent sidewall protection to minimize scuff damage and kerb abrasion.5" R192 CITY BUS ALL POSITION TYRE An all position bus tyre for use in urban areas.

R173 (Greatec) R-Bead reduces stress in the bead area and therefore enhances casing durability. R166.R173 (Greatec) CITY BUS DRIVE TYRE TECHNOLOGIES An ultra-low aspect Greatec Mega Drive tyre for city buses. R166 (MEGA trailer). High level of wet handling and braking for improved ride comfort and security. Reduction in stone drilling. R297. M758 Eject stones from the ribs.5" and 19. M758. M729. The overall noise level is reduced by spreading the frequency range. M729 (Greatec) Moves the cord end away from the high stress area at the casing by wrapping it around the bead itself.5 162J (Greatec) R166. FEATURES M729. = preferred = optional 20 . M788. R166 (MEGA trailer). Reduced heat levels in the tread area giving better wear performance and providing a retreadable casing. R249. M730. W985. Comfort improved. M748. Makes the rib more solid with a maximum of traction.5" sizes only Protects casing against sidewall damage from kerbs and other road hazards. R249. Reduces the need to turn the tyres to even the wear. M729** **60 series only Circumferencial belt stops carcass growth in use and therefore reduces the amount of irregular wear. R297 Reduce I/W. Higher Casing Value. driver's feeling. Improved retreadability. Lower fuel consumption. R227. R297. Improved wear life through reduced irregular wear. Quiet running with no Heel and Toe wear. BENEFIT Less heel and toe wear means longer wear life. R249. M730. • • • • • Reduced fuel consumption through lower rolling resistance. M788 Connector bridge between separate “blocks” in a rib type pattern. More payload due to reduced tyre weight. R297. Improved casing value. M788 Reduces the noise generated by a regular pattern spacing. Noise level reduced both externally and internally to the vehicle. Driver's comfort. R166 (Trailer). Environmentally friendly. Improves belt durability. M788 FUNCTION Reduces the likelihood of heel and toe wear through even force distribution in the tread blocks. optimizes the casing contour for various performance factors. M788 Reduces noise. Meets severest noise regulation standards. R166. Stable cornering behaviour. R227.T. Improved wear life. Reduction of irregular wear means prolonged tyre life and so a better cost/km. R297. W975. Less material to be disposed of at the end of life cycle. R227. M788 C. R166. R227*. especially braking. M788 Improves wet/winter performance as well as reducing stone retention. More floor space in low-floor buses. Longer Casing Life. R227**. R297. M730 Disperses water quickly away from the centre of the tyre and into the main grooves allowing a full footprint in wet conditions. Improved irregular wear. M729*. Improved handling. Solid ribs means high level of handling performance.D. M788* * 17. Improved wet ice traction. W975. M729. M729 (Greatec) A circumferencial belt that is targeted to optimize stresses across the tread width. R249. Excellent handling. R297. W970. Improved casing life expectancy. Improved casing value. answer the performance posed by replacing a pair of conventional dual-mounted drive axle tyres with a single unit. Innovations. especially in a bus. W990 Reduces the likelihood of river wear and other wear types found on the tyres’ inner ribs. R173 (Greatec). especially in belt and bead construction. M730. R227. S I Z E AVA I L A B I L I T Y : Size Load/speed Index 435/45 R22. Longer tyre life. High traction for improved wet performance. W990 Porous surface allows water to flow into tyre surface and keep rubber in firm contact with the ice. Better driving stability.M.

5 225/75 R17.5 12 R22.5 205/65 R17.5 305/70 R22.5 285/70 R19.5 385/65 R22.5 R17.5 215/75 R17.5 435/50 R19.5 • 13 R22.5" and 19.25 R15 8.5 R17.5 205/75 R17.00 R20 • 365/80 R20 9 R22. ** Tyre for Free Rolling Axle.5 265/70 R17.5 9.5 285/60 R22.5" sizes of M788/R227 can be used in regional applications for light trucks.5 265/70 R19.5 10 R22. .00 R24 HIGHWAY REGIONAL ON/OFF OFF SNOW CITY BUS COACH A P P L I C AT I O N C H A R T S STEER R166 R227 R249 M788* R227* R297 M840 M857 L317 L328 M758 M788 R192 M788 DRIVE M729 M730 M729 M788* L301 L355 M840 M857 L317 L328 W970 W975 W985 W990 R173 (Greatec) R192 M788 TRAILER R164 R166 R168 M788** R164 R166 R168 M748 M840 M857 L317 L328 R192** M788** * 17.00 R20 • 10.5 315/80 R22.5 385/55 R22.5 435/45 R22.5 275/70 R22.5 8.5 315/70 R22.5 245/70 R19.5 GREATEC 12.5 245/70 R17.5 425/65 R22.5 10 R17.5 495/45 R22.25 R20 9.5 305/70 R19.5 GREATEC 445/65 R22.5 11 R22.5 255/70 R22.00 R20 12.5 235/75 R17.5 315/60 R22.00 R20 11.5 295/60 R22.5 295/80 R22.L317 L328 L355 M729 M730 M748 M758 M788 M840 M857 R164 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SIZE LINE-UP R166 R168 R173 R192 R227 R249 R297 W970 W975 W985 W990 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • L301 8.