Firestone Publishes “Made in Des Moines” Video Series

Firestone launches its new video series: Made in Des Moines. Since 1945, generations of Iowans have worked at the factory in the USA, dedicating their livelihood to the task.

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Titan adds R-1 flotation sizes to Optitorque farm tire line

DES MOINES, Iowa — Titan International Inc. has expanded its Goodyear Optitorque farm tire line with additional radial sizes that include new R-1 options for high horsepower tractors in arid farming regions; scraper applications; and sprayers, including large flotation options.

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Continental bringing intelligent tyre, technologies to Agritechnica

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The bag of goodies Continental is bringing to Agritechnica 2019 includes a new intelligent tyre that’ll be unveiled during the show. The TractorMaster H – the suffix stands for Hybrid – is equipped with VF technology and sensors that continuously measure and monitor tyre pressure and temperature. Continental is introducing the TractorMaster H in response to the trend towards fully-automated agricultural vehicles and machinery that rely upon component monitoring systems.

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Continental invests in Hanover production systems

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HANOVER, Germany—Continental is investing more than $2.77 million in new systems for drive components for agricultural applications at its Hanover-Vahrenwald site.

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Alliance Tire Americas Offering $100-$125 Rebate on If, Vf Farm Tires

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Farmers can receive rebates of $100-$125 per tire on purchases of two to 16 qualifying Alliance Agriflex increased flexion (IF) or very high flexion (VF) tires under an autumn rebate announced today by Alliance Tire Americas, Inc.

The rebate covers more than 80 sizes and tread patterns among Alliance’s Agriflex 354, 363, 372 and 389 tire lines purchased between August 15 and October 31, 2019.

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Alliance Tire introduces combine tire with extra load capacity

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.—Alliance Tire Group has introduced the Alliance Agriflex+ 372 VF CFO. The combine and grain cart tire rated is to carry 186 percent of the load of a comparably sized standard radial tire when operating at harvest speeds of under 10 mph.

 

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GRI appoints Lugioyo head of global sales

Colombo – GRI has appointed Rafael (Tony) Lugioyo, as head of global sales to support the global expansion of its speciality tires business, the company announced 12 July.

An established supplier of industrial tires for materials handling applications, GRI expanded into agriculture and construction tires in 2018.

Based in the US, Lugioyo will lead the Sri Lankan company’s efforts to expand its sales, distribution and dealer network in the segment.

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Deere OKs Conti farm tires for 6-series utility tractors

FORT MILL, S.C. — Farm equipment maker Deere & Co. has approved 30 sizes of Continental A.G.’s Tractor70 and Tractor85 tires for fitment on its John Deere 6MC, 6RC, 6M and 6R mid-sized tractor product lines.

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Titan International Raising Funds For Flooded Farmers

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Titan International has announced its support for Farm Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping farm and ranch families in crisis, with the launch of a social media campaign to raise funds for the organization’s recent flood recovery efforts.

“In the agriculture community, we know farmers will be the first to step up and help a neighbor in need, but the last to ask for help. Titan is proud to support organizations like Farm Rescue that are directly giving back to farmers impacted by hardships,” said Scott Sloan, ag product manager at Titan.

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U.S.-EU talks struggle, threatening a new front in trade war

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker struck a Rose Garden truce meant to clear the way for negotiations to reduce tariffs on industrial goods and eliminate regulatory hurdles, those talks are showing few signs of going anywhere meaningful. European officials have blamed a Trump administration that has had little time for dealing with a bureaucracy in Brussels already held in low regard by many in the U.S. president’s orbit.

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