Bandag extends city bus and coach line-up

Feb, 10 2016

New sizes for Bandag U-AP 001 and Bandag BDR-C retreads

Bandag, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium-quality retreads, announces the addition of 3 new sizes to the range of retreads for city bus and coach applications. Great news for a whole host of operators looking to capitalise on the premium performance, safety, durability and mileage of Bandag retreads for city buses and coaches. 

Harald Van Ooteghem, Senior Truck & Bus Tyres Category Management, Bridgestone Europe: “With the potential to extend tyre life and improve safety, economy and performance, Bandag premium retreads help businesses boost productivity, decrease downtime and lower the total cost per km of their tyres. Now, with the release of 3 new sizes, even more city bus and coach operators will be able to take advantage of the unique benefits.” 

The Bandag U-AP 001 city bus retread is now available in size 245/70R19.5 and the Bandag BDR-C coach retread, in sizes 245/70R19.5 & 295/80R22.5. As such, the Bandag urban and coach line-up now covers most common premium casing sizes on the market. 

Bandag U-AP 001: “The Perfect City Match” 

Built to conquer the challenging conditions of city-based operations, the Bandag U-AP 001 urban all-position tread delivers impressive mileage performance coupled with Bandag’s renowned resistance to irregular wear, all year round thanks to its M+S marking. 

Bandag BDR-C: “Traction and Comfort when you need it most” 

Delivering maximum traction and ultimate comfort for medium and long-haul coach operators, even in wintery conditions, the Bandag BDR-C retread has more than proven its worth in extending both the wear life and performance of tyre casings throughout a wide cross-section of the market. 

The Bandag U-AP 001 is available in sizes 265/70R19.5, 305/70R19.5, 11R22.5, 12R22.5, 295/80R22.5, 275/70R22.5, 305/70R22.5 and now in 245/70R19.5. 

The Bandag BDR-C is available in sizes 11R22.5, 12R22.5, 315/80R22.5, 275/70R22.5, 305/70R22.5, 315/70R22.5, 265/70R19.5, 305/70R19.5 and now in 245/70R19.5 & 295/80R22.5. 

Total Tyre Life 

Both the Bandag U-AP 001 and Bandag BDR-C retreads form an integral part of Bridgestone’s Total Tyre Life. Designed to help fleet operators maximise their return on investment and lower the total cost per km of their tyres, the Bridgestone Total Tyre Life programme matches premium quality tyres and robust casings with first-class retreads. To help businesses boost their tyre performance and sharpen their competitive edge. Visit for more information. 

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Media information: G. Meylemans: +32 2 714 68 40 

About Bridgestone Europe 
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, 10 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with 12,500 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally. 

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