Graham Cahill from 4WD Action takes a closer look at how Bridgestone’s 3D technology and advanced compound reduce cutting and chipping and improve traction to offer optimised performance in tough off road conditions.
A lot of people think it comes down to tread depth and pattern and whilst that’s certainly true, that’s only one piece of the puzzle. There is so much more to a mud terrain tyre than just the aggressive tread pattern.
“It didn’t matter how thick the mud was, they just flung the crud out of the treads and kept gripping!” – Graham Cahill, 4WD Action
Technology has come a long way when it comes to tyres. The 3D technology Bridgestone has incorporated into the Dueler M/T 674 tyre is a big part of the reason why it’s such a capable off-road tyre. The shaping of the tread has been used to enhance the tread optimising it and the side biters to give better traction off road. The tread grooves cut deep into the mud providing traction when it’s most needed. The buttresses utilise a stepped-slope combination which means the rubber’s stiffness is more consistent and the sides of the tyre flex and bag more easily.
Another important piece of the puzzle for any quality mud terrain tyre is the tread compound. It’s a fact of off-road life that your tyres are going to take a beating and cutting and chipping is a very common occurrence. The advanced compound in the Bridgestone Dueler M/T 674 tyre offers improved cut and chip resistance which means it can cop a heavy beating off road and still get you home safely.