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Bridgestone Returns to ConExpo With Preview of VZT Construction Tire

Thu March 23, 2023 - National Edition
Bridgestone Americas Inc.

Bridgestone Americas showcased the latest products and solutions from its expansive Off-the-Road (OTR) construction and quarry portfolio at ConExpo-Con/AGG.

At ConExpo 2023, Bridgestone spotlighted the three key pillars of its OTR business:

  • Intelligent Products: Bridgestone previewed the new VZT construction tire as well as spotlighted its full lineup of products, including the VMTD 3-star quarry tire.
  • Integrated Technologies: As part of its full suite of mobility solutions, Bridgestone featured IntelliTire, a remote-health monitoring system, and Toolbox, an asset-tracking platform, as data-driven solutions that can help construction fleets drive greater efficiency for their operations.
  • Best-in-Class Service: Bridgestone's dealer network, solutions engineers and comprehensive training programs all help improve tire performance and minimize downtime for operations.
Intelligent Products: Introducing the VZT

The new VZT 25 in. is the latest addition to Bridgestone's construction tire lineup.

Designed for loader and grader applications, the VZT enhances key performance attributes to help maximize productivity, boasting exceptional traction and durability while improving on its smooth, comfortable ride. The VZT's sidewall design provides enhanced cut resistance, enabling better total cost of ownership of the tire.

The VZT will be available beginning in the first half of 2024 in five sizes: 17.5R25, 20.5R25, 23.5R25, 26.5R25, and 29.5R25.

Bridgestone will manufacture the VZT in North America at the company's Bloomington, Ill., OTR plant, as well as in facilities in Japan and Thailand to serve Bridgestone's global customer base.

Integrated Technologies: Empower Your Products With IntelliTire, Toolbox

Bridgestone showcased its suite of Fleet Care mobility solutions for construction applications, focusing on IntelliTire and Toolbox.

IntelliTire is a remote-health monitoring system that uses internal or external stem-mounted sensors to provide critical real-time data, such as tire inflation pressure and temperature, to continually monitor the health of each tire throughout its life cycle.

Toolbox, a next-generation digital tire assessment and asset tracking platform, monitors a fleet's tires to help customers make informed decisions and manage the life cycle of tires for increased efficiency and profitability.

As part of Bridgestone Fleet Care, IntelliTire and Toolbox can help enable a more sustainable construction operation for customers.

Best-in-Class Service: Get Full Bridgestone Experience
  • Dealer Network: the Bridgestone dealer network supports customers with more than 2,500 authorized dealers across North America.
  • Solutions Engineering: ConExpo attendees had the opportunity to learn more about innovations that keep job sites moving from Bridgestone's Solutions Engineering team, who are well-versed in best practices, product recommendations and performance tracking to drive customer uptime and improve operational efficiencies.
  • Training: Bridgestone experts also discussed a variety of different training modules available to customers including online and in-person classes with gaming, videos, and interactive quizzes. Bridgestone also offers training in the field at quarry, construction and mining job sites.

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