Bridgestone unveils new port tyre

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Bridgestone introduces new VCLG 18.00R25 tyre intended for reach stackers.

Bridgestone Americas has introduced the new Bridgestone V-Steel Container Lifter G-Smooth (VCLG) 18.00R25 port tyre, the company’s latest smooth tyre in port and/or industrial operations.

The VCLG 18.00R25 tyre is intended for reach stackers. Bridgestone said that the new VCLG tyre offers better heat resistance as well as improved load capacity by 6% due to its 3-star rated casing structure, which enhances durability.

Additionally, the tyre has a 20% longer life due to its deeper tread depth.

“Bridgestone is pleased to introduce the new and innovative VCLG port tyre into the market,” said Rob Seibert, President, Off-the-Road, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas. “Given the unique conditions of the port segment, the VCLG has been specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of reach stackers, keeping operations moving.”

The addition of the VCLG bolsters Bridgestone’s full portfolio of Bridgestone and Firestone port products intended to meet the demanding conditions of this segment.

The company manufactures port tyres for empty container handlers, load container handlers, straddle carriers, and automated guide vehicles.

This portfolio includes the recently launched V-Steel Port Container Straddle (VPCS) radial tyre, specially designed for straddle containers. Bridgestone also offers solutions and technologies like Bridgestone Advanced Tire Monitoring Services & Asset Management that help ports turn tyres into real-time data sources to increase productivity and reduce costs.

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