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Kolkata, Nov 29 : Bridgestone India today announced the launch of its new tyre for the construction and mining sector.
This is sector operates tippers and dumpers that are used for heavy loads. The new axle norms announced by the Union transport ministry permitted trucks to carry up to 20 per cent more weight, according to a statement here.
This increase in the load required tyres that could handle the excess weight. Bridgestone’s new tyre the L370HL addresses this requirement.
Tippers and dumpers are used in rough terrain and as such need a stronger tyre that can sustain the rigours of the terrain as well as a design that enables the vehicle’s movement on roads.
Bridgestone India has used proprietary software to design this tyre to cater to this requirement. The L370HL tyre is made of special tread compound that offers excellent cut-chip resistance on off road thereby extending tyre life.
“Cost efficient logistics are key to the economics of the construction and mining sector. Downtime because of tyre malfunction can negatively impact the bottom line. Our L370HL is designed to weather the roughs of these sectors giving operators smooth logistics and thereby increasing productivity and efficiencies of these core sectors,” said Parag Satpute, Managing Director, Bridgestone India.