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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ATD’s TireBuyer launches new identity, enhanced site

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KIRKLAND, Wash. — TireBuyer.com, American Tire Distributor Inc.’s (ATD) online tire sales platform, has unveiled a new brand identity that it says features several improvements that will enhance the shopping experience for consumers.

The enhancements include a new product recommendation engine, easy search tools, proprietary fitments, seasonal updates and deals and enhanced mobile compatibility for shoppers in a hurry.

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Online Tire Market Business Growth Statistics and Key Players Insights: Michelin, Bridgestone, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Hankook

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Online tire sale platform
The online retailing helps in reaching out too many consumers without launching stores and this results in cost benefits which are ultimately passed on to the customers. Moreover, increasing spending on e-commerce platform by OEM’s due to high internet penetration rate will drive the online tire market during the forecast period as well.

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Bridgestone, Cooper raising aftermarket P/LT tire prices Oct. 1 in U.S.

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AKRON — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plan to increase replacement market prices Oct. 1 on passenger and light truck tires sold in the U.S.

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Pirelli, Hankook bid for F1 contract; Michelin opts out

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PARIS — Pirelli Tyre and Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. have submitted bids to the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA) to be the race tire supplier for Formula 1 racing for the 2020-23 seasons.

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Goodyear CEO Rich Kramer to speak at ITEC Sept. 12

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AKRON — Goodyear chairman, CEO and president Rich Kramer is slated to deliver his keynote address on Sept. 12, the second day of the three-day International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) at Akron’s John S. Knight Center.

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ATD reaches agreement with bond-holders, to reduce debt by up to $1.1 billion

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has taken the second major step in the last six weeks to reduce costs, reaching an agreement in principle with holders of 70 percent of its bonds on terms of a recapitalization transaction.

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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.

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Smithers Rapra upgrades allow for testing of larger tires

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RAVENNA, Ohio—Polymer products testing company Smithers Rapra has upgraded the wheel-testing capabilities at its Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna to handle wheels with rim diameters up to 24 inches.

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Michelin launching 2nd-generation CerexBIB for harvesters

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BOONE, Iowa — Michelin North America Inc. is launching a second-generation of its CerexBIB low-ground-pressure combine/harvester tire, the CerexBIB 2, which Michelin claims offers the best load capacity/lowest ground pressure on the market.

Michelin said the launch of the CerexBIB 2 at the Farm Progress Show in Boone is in response to the rising use of larger combines on farms throughout North America. The company is rolling out the new line in nine front-axle sizes and seven rear-axle sizes.

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