TBC upgrades Harvest King brand with Field Pro AR R-1W drive tire

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Brands L.L.C. has replaced the Field Pro R1W farm drive tire in its Harvest King brand with the AR series R-1W tractor tire, available in nine sizes initially with three more by June.

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Trelleborg to start expansion project at Czech plant soon

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Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg AB is set to start construction on an expansion plan at its tire production facility in Otrokovice, Czechia ‘shortly’, according to a company spokeswoman.

“We recently got approval from the local authorities to start building and the construction work will start within short,” communications manager Karin Larsson said in a 13 March statement to ERJ.

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Continental Announces 10-Year Agriculture Tire Warranty

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Continental has announced a new agricultural tire warranty in the United States and Canada offering customers up to 10 years of coverage from the date of purchase.

The warranty applies to all Continental brand radial agriculture tires including the Tractor70, Tractor85, TractorMaster and CombineMaster. General Tire brand agriculture tires, owned by Continental, are also included in the warranty with coverage up to five years from the date of purchase.

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Vredestein Traxion tires introduced to French market

The latest Traxion tractor tires from Vredestein are now available on the French market. This includes the new Traxion 65/70 for compact tractors, along with additional sizes in its Traxion Optimall VF range for large tractors.

These tires are designed to have a long service life, outstanding self-cleaning capacity, low noise and low rolling resistance.

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ATG showcases high performance flotation, high flexion tyres at LAMMA 2019

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) is showcasing the brand’s agricultural expertise at LAMMA, the UK’s largest agricultural and machinery show (8-9 January 2019, Birmingham NEC). It is displaying its row crop Agriflex 363 IF and the Agriflex 372 VF for tractors, the Alliance 389VF, Alliance 885 and Alliance 882 Agri-Transport radial flotation tyres for implements, and the versatile Multiuse 550. The Alliance agricultural tyre range is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Kirkby Tyres.

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Alliance Tire Americas Introduces 10-Year Warranty on Certain Farm Tires

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Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) has introduced a 10-year workmanship and materials warranty on its specific farm radial steel-belted tires.

Alliance says it is one of the longest warranty periods being offered in the farm tire sector. The policy covers SKUs across ATA’s Alliance, Galaxy, Primex and other brands applicable to tractor, agricultural-transport, fronts, implements, harvester, row crop and sprayer tires.

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U.S. Stays Mum on China Trade Concessions Ahead of Beijing Talks

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(Bloomberg) — U.S. government officials are publicly withholding judgment on China’s efforts to ease trade tensions ahead of talks next week, raising the prospect that Beijing’s latest economic-reform announcements won’t go far enough to satisfy President Donald Trump’s demands.

China in recent weeks has announced steps to open up its economy since Trump and President Xi Jinping met over dinner Dec. 1 to diffuse tensions. But they mostly fall short of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s demands for big structural changes on alleged forced technology transfer and theft of intellectual property, analysts said.

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Global Specialty Tires Market Report 2018-2022: Online Tire e-Retailing Market Gaining Traction & Development of Airless Tires Gaining Momentum

DUBLIN, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Specialty Tires Market 2018-2022” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The specialty tires market will register a CAGR of close to 4% by 2022. The development of airless tires to push growth in the market. Automotive…

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Bridgestone Americas New U.S. & Canada Sales Leaders

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“Rob has been influential in shaping market strategy for the OTR tire business and has played a critical role in delivering key product launches,” said Bridget Neal, President, OTR, U.S. and Canada, BATO. “His proven leadership and deep understanding of our customer base will enable us to deliver integrated products, services and technologies that meet the emerging needs of our customers.”

In her new role, Walsh will lead Firestone Ag sales strategy and execution in North America. She will oversee a portfolio of business that includes agricultural tires, tracks and integrated tire-wheel assemblies in both the OE and replacement tire channels.

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Russian investment group seeks to exit Voltyre venture with Titan

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QUINCY, Ill.—An affiliate of Russian Direct Investment Fund, one of three shareholders of Voltyre-Prom, has notified Titan International it is exercising a put option on its share in the Russian tire maker, which could be worth up to $76.2 million.

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