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Retread tyres / Recap tyres

What are the benefits of using retread or recap tyres?  Are recaps still used today?

PERFORMANCE AND COST

Retread or recap tyres are growing in popularity due to cost savings over buying new tyres and throwing (recycling/selling) the old casings. Recaps offer comparable performance at lower costs.

SAFETY

Retreaded tyres are made and tested to the same standards as new tyres. 

Retread tyres are trusted by many commercial vehicle operators to get deliveries to their destinations safely.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Recaps are proving to be more environmentally friendly than new tyres as the entire casing is re-used in the recapping process.  This saves more than 50 litres of oil normally used in manufacturing a new tyre.

AVAILABILITY

Recaps are available for a large range of trucks and other delivery vehicles.

From receiving your casing, it takes 6 days to get your tyre recapped.

CONVENIENCE

Your tyres are inspected at the factory and repairs done before the tyres are recapped.  You'll have peace of mind that your recapped tyres are safe and your deliveries etc. will be on time.  How convenient!

PERFORMANCE

Retread tyres last as long as new tyres, there are countless clients who consistently achieve these results and they continue to recap their truck tyres due to all the factors listed on this page!  The benefits speak for themselves. 

WHO USES RETREADS?

Airlines use them the world over, the commercial aviation industry too.

Trucking fleets and overnight delivery vehicles, off-the-road, heavy duty vehicles and industrial vehicles use retreaded or recapped tyres.

ALL TYRE PATTERNS

Reteads are available with all types of tread patterns, long haul, regional, city/metro, on/off, light truck, please enquire about your best use tyre pattern.

WARRANTY

Retreaded tyres generally carry a warranty comparable to that of a new tyre.

What retread / recaps are available?

Application Specific Products are Unique Bandag Products, Compounds & Designs. They are Application & End User driven and deliver true tyre value. Measurable quality of Application Specific products meet or exceed “Best in Class” tyre performance.
The needs of the transport industry are changing at a fast pace.

Companies like yours demand:
> more fuel-efficient tyres
> a longer, trouble-free service life
> more even wear
> tyres specifically designed to meet pre-determined performance criteria
> maximum cube space, resulting in low aspect ratio tyre

Bandag's answer is a rapidly growing range of Application-Specific Tyre Products.

BDR-HG BANDAG

DRIVE

Features

> BDR-HG is a Bandag Regional and Long Haul Over-The-Road Drive Application tread
> Shoulder and centre tie bars for more stability and better handling
> Open shoulders and full depth voids retain integrity of traction-producing lug design till wear pull point
> Deep sipes and computer-designed voids to offer late-life traction and high grip
> Regular wear providing superb mileage performance
> For radial tyres only
Sizes available: 295/80R22.5 | 315/80R22.5

Popular in sizes:   315/80R22.5
LONG HAUL
REGIONAL
DRIVE
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BDR-HT2 BANDAG

DRIVE

Features

> BDR-HT2 is a drive position tread for high torque applications.
> Ideal for both regional and long haul over the road service
> BDR-HT2 is outstanding in demanding high-wear applications.
> A new design minimizes tread movement, improving wear.
> For radial tyres only.
Sizes available: 10.00R20 | 12.00R20 | 11.00R20 | 295/80R22.5 

Popular in sizes:   12R22.5 | 315/80R22.5
LONG HAUL
DRIVE
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Standard Treads

The Leader Tread range is a popular and economic range of tread patterns. This range offers the end user a broad spectrum of patterns, which are regularly updated to meet the demands of our customer as well as the end user.

M3 LEADER TREAD

TRAILER ON/OFF

PRODUCT DETAIL
Compounded with Leader Rubber Company's exclusive ULTRA COOL compound!

APPLICATION
An on/off tread product designed for trailer wheel position, for heavy service in the long haul, regional and metro market segments

FEATURES & BENEFITS
* Chamfered and slotted shoulder blocks ensure circumferential traction, whilst combating lateral scrub

* Wide tread provides for optimum mileage in on/off road conditions in trailer wheel positions
Sizes available: 295/80R22.5 | 315/80R22.5

Popular in sizes:   315/80R22.5
Premium Treads

Our Plus Range is manufactured from a high quality compound which offers the end user lower cost per kilometre.

We currently have seven different patterns available in this Plus compound in Drive, Trailer, as well as All Position applications.

M43+ LEADER TREAD

DRIVE

PRODUCT DETAIL
Compounded with Leader Rubber Company's exclusive PREMIUM PLUS compound!

APPLICATION
Drive axle design for on road applications for the long haul, regional and metro segments of the market.

FEATURES & BENEFITS
* Directional tread design and deep tread grooves enhance traction and eliminates slip in wet and dry weather conditions

* Stabilisers between blocks provide for even wear and excellent mileage, whilst sibject to strong torque forces on the drive wheel position
Sizes available: 295/80R22.5 | 315/80R22.5

Popular in sizes:   315/80R22.5
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MM84 MILEMASTER

TRAILER - On/Off

Application
• Premium trailer wheel product for use on tandem and tri-axle trailers with exceptional resistance to lateral scrub and shoulder rib tear.
Features and Benefits
• Specially formulated compound ensures excellent durability and mileage achievement.
Wide 4 rib design provides for excellent mileage.

• Tapered central grooves, for stone ejection and channeling out water, enhance wet and dry weather grip and casing protection.
Reduced tread depth minimises tread squirm and provides for increased mileage.

Sizes available: 285/70R19.5 | 275/70R22.5 | 295/60R22.5 |  295/80R22.5 | 305/80R22.5

Popular in sizes: 11R22.5 | 12R22.5 | 315/80R22.5
(Casing width is important here, especially for 11R22.5 tyres.)
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MM86 MILEMASTER

ALL POSITION - On/Off

Application
• A versatile, all position tread product designed for drive and trailer wheel positions in on/off road conditions in the long haul, regional and metro segments of the market.
Features and Benefits
• Wide tread provides for excellent mileage.
• Deep tread grooves provides for better water dispersion.
Sizes available: 295/80R22.5

Popular in sizes: 11R22.5 | 12R22.5 | 315/80R22.5
(Casing width is important here, especially for 11R22.5 tyres.)
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MM43 MILEMASTER

Drive - Over the Road

Application
• Drive axle design for on road applications for the long haul, regional and metro segments of the market.
Features and Benefits
• Directional tread design and deep tread grooves enhance traction and eliminates slip in wet and dry weather conditions.

• Stabilisers between blocks provide for even wear and excellent mileage, whilst subject to strong torque forces on the drive wheel position.
Sizes available: 295/80R22.5

Popular in sizes:   11R22.5   |   12R22.5   |   315/80R22.5
(Casing width is important here, especially for 11R22.5 tyres.)
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MM51 MILEMASTER

ALL POSITION - On/Off

Application
• A versatile, all position tread product designed for drive and trailer wheel positions in on/off road conditions in the long haul, regional and metro segments of the market.
Features and Benefits
• Wide zig-zag circumferential grooves provide for excellent lateral traction in either wet or dry conditions on trailer and drive wheel applications.
• Stone penetration protectors combat stone and foreign material trapping.
• Deep tread grooves allow for excellent mileage.
Sizes available: 

Popular in sizes:   12R22.5   |   315/80R22.5
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MILEMASTER

Other patterns available

MILEMASTER is also available in:

TRAILER:
MM61 | MM68 | MM79 | MM84 | MM85

DRIVE:
MM43 | MM65 Off Road | MM66 | MM75 On/Off | MM80

ALL POSITION:
MM38 On/Off | MM51 | MM86 On/Off 
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WHY RETREAD WITH RECAMIC?
RECAMIC ADVANTAGES

Savings
For professional hauliers & Fleet companies, retreading a tyre means above all reducing the cost price per mile whilst maintaining high performance standards. RECAMIC retreads tyres for all the big brands present in Europe. Today, almost one truck tyre in three sold in Europe is retreaded!
Quality
The visual, radiographic and shearographic diagnostics of worn tyres are a constant and precious source of information about the performance of casings. The causes of damage and the types of wear and tear fall into very precisely defined categories. The data is sent to researchers and developers who, based on factual evidence, are able to continuously improve our knowledge of the casings available in the European market.

The quality of the casing and regular preventive maintenance increase the potential to retread the tyre. 

Tyres that have sustained too much damage (to the sidewalls, for example, or a badly damaged casing) cannot be retreaded for obvious safety reasons.


Respect for the environment
Casings rejected after initial examination are entrusted to organisations approved for the recycling of final waste in conditions respectful of the environment.

XDE2+ M+S RECAMIC

DRIVE

AVANTAGES

Mileage performance
For regional and national use, the rubber compound and the optimised tread depth give even wear and excellent mileage performance.

Grip / Traction
On wet roads, the block tread pattern provides maximum efficiency both when driving and braking.

Versatility
The rubber compound and tread are adapted to the most varied conditions of use: winding roads, hilly roads, town use...
Sizes available: 10.00R20 |  11.00R20 | 275/70R22.5 | 305/70R22.5 | 315/70R22.5 | 275/80R22.5 | 295/80R22.5 | 13R22.5

Popular in sizes:   11R22.5   |   12R22.5   |   315/80R22.5
(Casing width is important here, especially for 11R22.5 tyres.)
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XDY3 M+S RECAMIC

DRIVE

AVANTAGES
Grip
The open directional pattern, along with a deep tread, provides exceptional traction capacity on difficult ground.

Damage resistance
The highly damage and abrasion resistant compound, coupled with a very deep tread pattern guarantee high mileage performance.
Sizes available: 11R22.5 | 12R22.5

Popular in sizes:   11R22.5   |   12R22.5
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XTA B M+S RECAMIC

TRAILER

AVANTAGES
Mileage performance
For regional and national use, the rubber compound and the optimised tread depth give even wear and excellent mileage performance.
Sizes available: 315/80R22.5

Popular in sizes:   315/80R22.5
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RINGTREAD is the only retreading system that uses spliceless precured rings that adhere to the casing without splice, tension and deformation. This means lower fuel consumption and
less emissions. The perfect geometry and the use of latest-generation compounds assure higher mileage and better grip under any road condition.

It’s time to be strong.

It’s time to use Ringtread.

RINGTREAD

Ringtread™ technology is the only retreading system that uses a spliceless pre-cured ring that results in no weak point.

The ring is expanded and centered over a casing as a complete unit. It then adheres to the casing without any tension or deformation of the tread pattern.

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RD2 PLUS RINGTREAD

High mileage regional drive


Popular in sizes:   315/80R22.5

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RZ Fe100 RINGTREAD

Trailer ring with low rolling resistance


Popular in sizes:   315/80R22.5

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RTE RINGTREAD

High mileage regional super single tyres


Popular in sizes:   385/65R22.5

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RDY-HM RINGTREAD

High mileage, mainly for use on building sites


Popular in sizes:   315/80R22.5

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RZY-HM RINGTREAD

On/Off pattern ideal for mixed road/quarry use


Popular in sizes: 12R22.5 | 315/80R22.5

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RZ12 RINGTREAD

Light tread for trailer axles, useful for second life retreads


Popular in sizes: 385/65R22.5

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BUS RINGTREAD

Universal for urban buses

REGIONAL
This BUS Ring design is particularly suitable for the drive axles of city buses, as well as regional buses and medium-duty trucks when traction and good wear resistance are required. It can also be used as
an all-position universal design.

Popular in sizes: 12R22.5 | 295/80R22.5 | 315/80R22.5



It was designed for use involving frequent braking, restarts and chafing
against sidewalks. Three longitudinal grooves ensure directional
stability, reinforced shoulders with block design ensure traction and
increase resistance to lateral friction leading to decreased tread wear
on mixed and winding routes.
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Retread Tyres Are Environmentally Friendly

Estimated environmental savings? Studies show it takes more than 80 litres of oil to make a new tyre and 25 litres to make a retread.
Does this affect tyre performance? Under controlled usage, retreads can perform as well as new tyres.

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