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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Bridgestone taps Rob Seibert, Erica Walsh for OTR, ag sales posts

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Rob Seibert as executive director, OTR sales, Bridgestone Americas Tires Operations (BATO) and Erica Walsh as executive director of sales, Firestone Ag, BATO.

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Bridgestone putting farmers in the driver’s seat

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Bridgestone aims to put farmers in the driver’s seat like never before, courtesy of a new downtime-reducing tyre ordering service that’s designed to “fit with the pockets of each and every business.” For the first time, Bridgestone is giving farmers the opportunity to calculate financing options for their tyres and buy directly online.

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Radial Tire Technology: The Importance of Radial Over Bias for Farming

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Jim Enyart has enjoyed a long Ag tire career that has included work with Michelin, Trelleborg, BKT and CEAT Specialty Tires. He earned an Entomology and Zoology degree from Colorado State University, and held an Ag Consultants license from Colorado and Oregon for over 30 years.

When asking the question as to whether or not farmers need radial ag tires, the simple answer is: no, not really. But, there is more to the story.

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Sustainable Natural Rubber Production in Latin America

For the past 5 years the concept of Sustainable Natural rubber has gained some attention in Latin America.

Guatemala was the first country on the region to pioneer on that subject having developed several projects ranging from  FSC ® (Forest Stewardship Council) certifications up to Carbon Credit emissions.

Colombia for its turn, have created recently a Carbon Taxation system that was the genesis for a national carbon credit market with great potential as a tool to promote low-carbon opportunities in the agricultural sector, being Natural Rubber an excellent choice.

In Brazil, sustainable natural rubber production has gained momentum, specially since 2016, when Pirelli…

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CEAT unveils Row Crop ag tire

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CEAT Specialty Tires Ltd. is adding a radial to its North American portfolio that the tire maker said provides farmers and ranchers with low compaction, high traction and exceptional performance.

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GRI ag tires introduced at Farm Progress Show

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BOONE, Iowa—Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries plans to launch its latest agricultural tires, the Green XLR 70 and 85, as well as its range of flotation, tractor and implement tires, during the Farm Progress Show, to be held Aug.

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BKT makes its debut at Automechanika 2018

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BKT is ready to make its debut at Automechanika in Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry. For the first time on display are the world-renowned top-of-the-range Off-Highway tyres by BKT along with a mega dumper and a huge tractor – both made of plexiglass. “Without any doubt, the BKT booth will not pass unnoticed being it the only space hosting a giant dumper and a huge tractor that are both fully made of plexiglass.

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Ag super single tyres to gain ground from tracks – Titan International

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Will the agricultural market shift towards wheeled 4WD tractors over their tracked counterparts in the years to come? Titan International believes so. It bases this projection upon feedback from US agricultural equipment dealers and their customers, as well as from testing the tyre maker carried out in North America together with dealer group Van Wall Equipment. This showed that super single tyres offer comparable field performance and reduced soil compaction at a much lower cost than tracks.

Read the source article at Tyrepress