Continental launches high-mileage, low-consumption truck tires for regional use

Automotive manufacturer Continental has launched its latest haulage tire range, the EcoRegional, which the company claims has the potential to significantly increase the efficiency of hauliers’ vehicles in regional transportation applications.

According the Continental, high efficiency is achieved thanks to a new manufacturing process in combination with a new tread design for the steering axle coupled with a rubber compound optimized for rolling resistance for the drive axle.

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Pirelli Expands Its Range Of All Season Tyres

Pirelli’s All Season range, which can be used throughout the year, has expanded as a direct response to increased demand from motorists. All Season tyres are intended for people not looking for extreme performance or covering big distances every year. Instead, they are ideal for drivers whose main priority is safety both in winter and […]

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Vredestein Quatrac: New Evolution In Growing All-Season Segment

In a European all-season segment that grew by 23% percent last year, Vredestein continues to evolve its products and underline its all-season expertise. After being the first brand to launch an all-season tyre for high-end performance cars in 2019 with the Quatrac Pro, the brand is now renewing its portfolio in the segment for smaller […]

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Robert Mercer, Goodyear CEO during Goldsmith raid, dies at 96

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AKRON — Robert E. Mercer, who spent more than four decades working for Goodyear and is perhaps best known for fending off a hostile takeover attempt in 1986, died Aug. 28 at his home in Akron of natural causes. He was 96.

Mr. Mercer, whose career at Goodyear spanned 42 years — including six as chairman and CEO — arguably will be most remembered for leading the effort over a two-month period of 1986 to pushing back against a hostile takeover attempt by Anglo-French financier Sir James Goldsmith.

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BKT Launches New Tire for Irrigation Machines

The new Agrimax RT 818 from Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) targets irrigation machines and is designed to run at lower air pressure levels for extra flotation. “This feature is very important since it combines major advantages in both sustainability and effectiveness,” say BKT officials.

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Alliance Tire Americas Launches Ag Tire Rebate

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The program offers $100 per tire for many of its Agriflex IF and VF tires, and $75 per tire for Agri Star II farm radials 30 in. and larger. The rebate is available for certain farm tires purchased between Sept. 1, 2020 and Jan. 31, 2021.

Alliance Agriflex/Agriflex+ increased flexion (IF) and very high flexion (VF) tires included in the rebate program are:

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Hankook launches all-weather Kinergy 4S2 tire for the US Market

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Hankook Tire announced it has launched its all-weather Kinergy 4S2 in the North American market.

The IF Design Award-winning Kinergy 4S2 features excellent dry, wet and snow performance complete with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake rating. The Kinergy 4S2 will be offered in rim diameters between 15-20 inches and will carry a 60K mile warranty, road hazard warranty and 30-day free trial.

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Trelleborg unveils materials handling tire range

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Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced the launch of its PS1000 materials handling tire range. According to the company, these next-generation, press-on solid forklift tires incorporate the company’s Pit Stop Line, specialized compounds and a new construction that it says will guarantee uptime, efficiency and safety for operators, while reducing total cost of ownership and environmental impact.

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Michelin Energy Guard combined with X One tires reveal fuel savings

According to an independent third-party certified fuel-economy testing by Melissa Valley Transportation Solutions, the Michelin Energy Guard system coupled with a Michelin X One tire package demonstrated a combined fuel savings of 17.01 gallons/1000 mile. The Michelin Energy Guard is a SmartWay-verified and CARB-compliant solution from Michelin Aerodynamic Solutions.

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Firestone launches the new Performer Extra Agri tire

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Based on the popular Firestone Performer 85 and 70 tires, the new Firestone Performer Extra offers 20 per cent longer tire life. The extended life of the tire helps to reduce its environmental footprint, as well as cutting down on long-term operational costs and improving business efficiency.

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