Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS) has launched a new on/off highway all-position radial for regional hauls. The M853 combines wear resistance with extra load capacity for longer service, the company said.

Featuring tread enhancements for extended, reliable performance, the tire’s “enhanced pattern, designed with interlocking multi-edge blocks, digs deeper for more solid traction on both worksites and highways,” according to BCS. Tie bars link tread blocks together to combat heel-and-toe wear while a unique shoulder design helps combat irregular wear for longer tread life.

Stone rejector platforms help repel stones that can damage casings.

“The M853 is the tire for haulers who must travel on a variety of terrain to get the job done,” said Scott Damon, vice president, marketing, BCS. “The technologies in this product not only offer the durability needed to move repeatedly between asphalt, gravel and dirt, but the design also protects the casing to ultimately provide a longer lasting, retreadable tire – which can reduce downtime and help save money over the life of the tire.”

The tire is protected by four steel belts, a steel body ply and thick sidewalls that prevent casing damage, BCS said.

It replaces the M850 and is currently available in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes, both in an “H” load rating. A third size, 12R22.5 (“H” load rating), will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012.