Michelin & Safran conduct flight tests on connected aircraft tyre

A first for Michelin – the tyre maker reports that, along with Safran Landing Systems, it conducted a test flight of a connected aircraft tyre. Testing of the PresSense tyre took place at the Istres air base in southern France on 13 June, using a Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000S.

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Nokian heavy-tire expansion project at headquarters plant back on track

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NOKIA, Finland—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. reports an $82 million, 3-year expansion of commercial tire production at its headquarters plant in Nokia is back on track after falling behind schedule, company officials said recently.

The project, designed to boost annual capacity for heavy-duty tires by 50% to 32,000 metric tons by 2021, also includes the construction of a dedicated research and development center on site.

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Goodyear ‘conditionally selected’ to provide tires for new Airbus airliner

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PARIS — Airbus S.A.S. has tapped Goodyear on a “conditional” basis to supply tires for Airbus’s new range of A321XLR commercial airliners.

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Nokian Tire introduces new excavator tire: Nokian Ground Kare

Nokian Tires unveils its latest addition to its excavator and backhoe loader tire range for meadows, roads and railways, the Nokian Ground Kare.

The recent trends in earthmoving include big, multi-function machines with heavy work attachments requiring bigger load-bearing capacity from a tire. Another change is towards faster and longer road transports, which means the tires must offer good road handling properties and withstand the wear and tear of paved roads.

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Toyo Tires releases its new all-weather mixed service commercial tire

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Toyo Tires announces the new Toyo M655 all-weather tire for local and regional service applications is coming to the U.S.

This tough, mixed service commercial tire is built for year-round use in the most demanding conditions. Suitable for both drive and steer applications, it includes the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol on its sidewall indicating its ability to perform even in snow and ice.

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Michelin Introduces All-Season, Heavy-Duty Tire for Light-Truck Applications

Michelin North America, Inc., has launched the new Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tire for small-business owners and commercial fleets.

Michelin says the tire is designed specifically for ¾- and 1-ton pick-up trucks and vans used in commercial applications, as well as for European van platforms that have become increasingly popular in the North American market. Michelin said these vehicles are seen increasingly in applications such as:

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Goodyear To Sell Commercial Tires Direct To Customers Online

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On the heels of a successful online retail program for its consumer tire lines, Goodyear is expanding its e-commerce program to include its commercial products, scheduled to launch as a pilot program in the second quarter of 2019, with full availability in the third quarter of 2019.

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Accella Tire Fill Systems Helps to Replant California’s Wildfire Area

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Accella Tire Fill Systems has partnered with American Forests, a non-profit conservation organization, as part of a long-standing collaboration to replant thousands of new trees in the nation’s most devastated fire zones.

As part of its “One Tote, One Tree” sustainability campaign this year, Accella, its customers and dealers will specifically assist with the reforestation of the El Dorado National Forest located in Northern California.

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Continental’s Tire Division Announces 3 New Business Unit Heads

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Continental has named new members to the top management of its Tire Division. Christian Koetz now leads the global business unit Commercial Vehicle Tires, which also includes Commercial Specialty Tires. He reports in this function to Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and head of the Tire Division. Paul Williams, the head of Commercial Vehicle Tires in the Americas, remains in his role and reports to Koetz.

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Hercules Tires to offer road hazard coverage for select Ironman tires

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Hercules Tires announced that their Ironman brand will now offer road hazard coverage on select new passenger and light truck tires. Coverage is on eligible tires purchased on or after July 1st in the United States and Canada.

Ironman’s Road Hazard Protection Policy promises free replacement with a comparable Ironman brand tire within the first 12 months of purchase or 2/32nds of treadwear, whichever comes first, and covers tires damaged as the result of common road hazards like potholes or nails encountered during the course of normal on-road driving.

After the initial 12 months a prorated credit is …

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