Vredestein’s New Tractor Tire Will Be Unveiled at Agritechnica

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Vredestein will introduce a new tractor tire, the Vredestein Traxion 65, at this year’s Agritechnica (Nov. 10-16).

As the successor to the Traxion+, the Traxion 65 incorporates new technologies derived from the development of the flagship VF tire, the Traxion Optimall. The foundation for the development of the tread design is the Traxion concept with its curved lug shape, the company says.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Goodyear finds traction with soybean oil

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—Goodyear plans to replace petroleum-derived processing oils with soybean oil in its tires by 2040 and increase its soybean oil consumption by 25 percent by 2020.

The lofty goal, disclosed in the company’s most recent Corporate Responsibility Report, has a number of benefits.

Using a green technology is more sustainable, the company said, and it can capture a growing section of consumers who factor environmental concerns into their buying decisions. And it will be a boon for the U.S. soybean industry.

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Mobility is the Heartbeat of Life: Continental at the ITS World Congress 2019

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With growing urban traffic, there is also a proportional increase in the associated stress and risks. Addressing this challenge with the theme ‘Mobility is the Heartbeat of Life’, Continental presents its latest technologies and services for vehicles, fleets, and cities at the ITS World Congress 2019 in Singapore. Together with its subsidiary Quantum Inventions, the technology company will showcase solutions to enrich peoples’ mobile lives, making them safer and less stressful, in sync with the theme of the congress – Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities.

“Continental will feature technologies and services for vehicles, fleets, and cities to address challenges posed by rapid urbanization. On display will be our smart key solution, navigation services, comprehensive fleet management service, smart city transport and traffic management platform as well as several V2X enabled solutions for better safety and connectivity on today’s roads,” says Lo Kien Foh, President & CEO, Continental Automotive Singapore.

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Prometeon, GreenRoad partnering to maximize operational efficiency

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MILAN, Italy — Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l. and GreenRoad Technologies Inc., a provider of fleet drivers’ safety and performance solutions, have agreed to work together Prometeon to enrich its PRO-Services fleet services portfolio.

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Falken Releases Ziex ZE960 A/S High-Performance All-Season Tire

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Falken Tire has launched its newest tire, the Ziex ZE960 A/S, a high-performance all-season tire designed to deliver long-lasting safety and sports car-inspired performance to today’s dynamic passenger car vehicles, the company says.

The ZE960’s predecessor, the Ziex ZE950, was made in over 100 sizes for vehicles from sports coupes to CUVs. This time around, Falken limited its size offering to 53, specifically focusing on the demands of today’s dynamic coupes and sedans.

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Alliance Tire Releases New Backhoe Radial Tire

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Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) is introducing its new radial Alliance 585 multi-surface backhoe/loader tire, which employs a unique block-lug hybrid design and steel-belted construction to deliver higher performance and longer service life than bias-ply tires, ATA says.

The company added it is pricing its new, steel-belted Alliance 585 radial backhoe/loader tire to reduce the current barriers preventing construction machinery owners from adopting radial tire technology.

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Firestone Destination M/T2 tires specified on new off-road edition of Jeep Wrangler Willys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 8, 2019) – Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced its Firestone Destination M/T2 tires are specified as original equipment on the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Willys. Featuring an aggressive tread design and specially designed sidewall construction, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire is built for extreme off-road traction and performance.

“The Destination M/T2 is the ultimate tire for adventure-seekers looking to get the most performance out of their vehicle,” said Shannon Quinn, president, original equipment tires, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “The rugged appearance and design of the tire for this special edition Jeep Wrangler will allow drivers to venture across a wide range of intense conditions and have an incredible off-road driving experience.”

Engineered to be tough and perform in the most demanding off-road conditions, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire features mud and stone rejectors to keep the tire’s tread clear of debris for increased traction, and an advanced sidewall construction offers resistance to chips and tears. Additionally, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire has biting edges for better grip on slick, wet surfaces and in snowy conditions.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys edition maximizes its off-road appeal with a limited-slip rear differential, Rubicon rock rails and shocks and heavy-duty brakes. These features, combined with Jeep’s Command-Trac 4×4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, and maximum traction Firestone Destination M/T2 tires bolster the Jeep Wrangler Willys’ off-road capability.

The Firestone Destination M/T2 is available on the Jeep Wrangler Willys in size LT255/75R17 and is available with classic white lettering. The special edition Jeep Wrangler Willys with Firestone Destination M/T2 tires is available in showrooms now. 

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Mitsubishi advances tire inspection systems

Hiroshima, Japan – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems Ltd (MHI-MS) is introducing a new range of tire-inspection systems that address the increasing trend of small-scale production of wide variety of tires.

“Tire inspection machines capable of handling wide ranges of tires with shortest rim-change time are being demanded more than ever before,” according to an MHI-MS spokesman.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Yokohama Tire Named Exclusive Tire Provider And Title Sponsor For 2020 Porsche Race Series

Yokohama Tire, Competent Motorsport and Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) are partnering on two Porsche-specific race series in 2020.  Yokohama is the title partner and exclusive tire provider for the Porsche Sprint Trophy USA West and Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA series, as well as the Porsche Sprint Trophy USA West Invitational, which consists of a select number of special events that will take place on the east coast.

The ADVAN A005 race slick is the spec tire for all the events.

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Yokohama Introduces New ADVAN Tire

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New W- and Y-rated ADVAN Sport A/S+ promises ultra-high performance.

Yokohama Tire has launched the new, all-season ADVAN Sport A/S+, available in 65 sizes, ranging from 16- to 21-inch fitments.

The company says the new tire, which has been engineered for luxury vehicles, high-end performance vehicles, sports cars and American muscle cars, offers a significant upgrade in braking and handling in wet and wintry weather over its predecessor.

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