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68 | Overdrive | October 2019 Drive retread Bridgestone's Bandag BLSS Drive Retread is designed for on- and off-road severe-service applications. A specialized tread compound helps resist cutting and chipping and deliver long life with added grip. A 32/32-inch tread provides more volume for longer wear, while the compa- ny's stone rejection technology facilitates added durability. bridgestoneamericas.com SPOTLIGHT SEVERE SERVICE BY DEAN SMALLWOOD Wide-base all-position tire Cooper's Severe Series WBA is a mixed-service wide- base all-position tire suitable for mixers and dump trucks. The tire is available in 385/65R22.5 and 425/65R22.5, both load range L. It features a five-rib design with 23/32nds of tread and a zigzag center rib engineered for added traction and cornering. Chip-resistant compounds combined with the company's Scrub Guard technology help protect the tire. Notched circumferential ribs and stone ejector ledges help reduce damage. Grooved walls contain a dual shelf to aid in tread stability and minimize squirm. Tie bars help sta- bilize the center rib while driving. coopertire.com All-weather mixed-service tire Toyo's M655 all-weather mixed-service tire for on- and off-road local and regional applica- tions is suited for drive and steer positions. It features the company's 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, indicating its ability to perform in snow and ice. The wide tread features aggressive blocks with multi-wave sipes to help optimize traction. The combi- nation of saddle notches and stone ejectors helps support the blocks to retain overall stiffness while evacuating stones and debris. A chip-resistant tread compound and an aggres- sive sidewall protector facilitate added durability on harsh roads. Toyo's proprietary e-balance casing technology enhances stability and longevity under heavy loads. The tire is available in 225/70R19.5 14-ply and 245/70R19.5 16-ply. toyotires.com/commercial Multi-axle air suspensions Link's ultra-high-capacity Triton Tri-Drive Air Suspensions are engi- neered to be used in multi-axle configurations for heavy-haul and off-highway applications. Designed for production-line installation, Triton has a 105,000-lb. carrying capacity that allows for added applica- tion flexibility, and it can be combined to provide a variety of vehicle carrying capacities, including 35,000-lb. single-drive, 70,000-lb. dual- drive and 105,000-lb. tri-drive configurations. The air suspensions are designed to integrate seamlessly with most major heavy-haul axle makes and models for applications such as off-highway mining, quarry and logging. The Triton's mounting system features extra-wide weight-bearing brackets built to deliver yaw stability and predictable, well-balanced handling. Under-slung spring saddles, which allow plus or minus 4 inches of articulation, help to minimize roll. Longitudinal and lateral control rods help facilitate proper axle tracking and alignment, and the trailing beams are interconnected by a torsion bar, further improving ride stability. Dual-height control valves help the suspension maintain optimum ride height independent of load levels. linkmfg.com Drive retread Drive Retread is designed for on- Cooper's Severe Series WBA is a mixed-service wide- base all-position tire suitable for mixers and dump trucks. for added traction and cornering. Chip-resistant compounds combined with

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