Two Bandag retread products have been added to the SmartWay list of verified low rolling resistance retreads, the company said.
The B710 FuelTech drive retread was designed to complement the Bridgestone M710 Ecopia radial tire. The B197 FuelTech is for those seeking to retread the Bridgestone R197 Ecopia radial, Bandag said.
“Customers can maximize the rolling resistance benefit when pairing a SmartWay verified retread and casing, particularly the Bandag FuelTech product with a Bridgestone Ecopia casing,” said Bert Jones, manager-product marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.
Both retreads are designed to enhance the lifecycle expectancy of the Bridgestone models. The B710 offers excellent mileage and performance plus all the eco-friendly benefits of retreading for tandem drive axles in over-the-highway use, the company added. The B197 trailer retread includes advanced tread compound and low rolling resistance design for long tread life and fuel economy on tandem trailer axles in over-the-highway use.