Bridgestone has extended its range of premium on-off-road crane tyres with the introduction of VHS2 (V-steel Highway Service 2), revealed for the first time at the Bauma trade fair, Munich, 11th to 17th April. The new tyre is designed to provide longer-lasting performance and a better return on investment for today’s all-terrain cranes.
Longer tread life
Bridgestone has engineered the new VHS2 for true premium performance, offering superior durability and wear life, with high-speed stability and low noise in operation.
Compared to its hard-working VHS predecessor, the new Bridgestone VHS2 offers more than 10% longer tread life and higher resistance to irregular wear. Tread life has been extended through the use of Bridgestone’s advanced materials technology and an improved tread design, while the casing design has been optimised to give a totally uniform distribution of contact pressure for more even tread wear.
Excellent on-road performance
Once VHS leaves rough ground and gets back on the road, it gives a smooth, quiet ride with outstanding highspeed stability thanks to its closed-shoulder block design. The variable pattern pitch helps reduce tyre noise at higher speeds. Using advanced construction techniques developed in-house by Bridgestone, VHS2 also successfully combines premium on- and off-road performance in a lightweight package, adding operational efficiency to the equation.
Bridgestone VHS2 is available in size 445/95R25 (load index 174) from April 2016.
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Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.