Bridgestone MasterCore tyres feature a new casing design for improved durability and increased productivity. This new product offering can be customised to each surface mine site, giving fleets greater utilisation of their haulage assets and achieving a lower cost-per-ton.
MasterCore: Bridgestone’s Tailor-Made Tyres for Mines
Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announced the introduction of the company's revolutionary MasterCore off-the-road (OTR) tyre line at a press conference in Tokyo. MasterCore tyres are engineered for ultra-high durability with performance that can be customised to various mine sites and operations. The MasterCore product line is launching initially with 63-inch tyres with additional patterns and sizes available to customers in 2021.
"After many years of global product development that produced advances in engineering, chemistry and material science, we are excited to introduce the MasterCore brand to mining customers all over the world," said Tomohiro Kusano, Vice President and Senior Officer, Responsible for G-MAA (Mining, Aircraft, Agriculture) Solutions Business, Bridgestone Corporation. "Each mine site is unique and requires a custom tyre solution that enables operators to improve efficiency. Our MasterCore offering sets a new standard for off-the-road tyre performance as we strive to achieve Dan-Totsu - our vision to be a clear and absolute industry leader."
About MasterCore Technology
The MasterCore mining tyre is engineered for increased durability, based on a combination of technologies that include a new type of steel cord and other advanced materials, structure and process engineering. Below are key features of MasterCore tyres:
Optimised durability by engineering MasterCore tyres with steel cord that features Metal Surface Coating Technology for improved adhesion between the rubber and steel cord. As well, they use proprietary anti-rust steel cord developed and manufactured by Bridgestone for added moisture resistance.
Now offering enhanced performance as the MasterCore tyres are designed with new rubber compounds for improved crack propagation, offering an enhanced casing. Additionally, the tyres have new patterns and features that reduce tyre operating temperature.
Mine operations vary by customer, which is why Bridgestone designed MasterCore tyres for customised performance. MasterCore tyres can be optimised for a number of performance attributes including faster speeds, increased payload and maximised uptime. Bridgestone began testing MasterCore tyres with select customers last year and performance has exceeded customer expectations.