Michelin introduces ag tires, sponsors skid-steer demo on Tweel

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Michelin North America Inc. exhibited two new agricultural tires, the Michelin CrossGrip and the Michelin AxioBib2, at the Ag in Motion outdoor farm expo in Saskatoon.

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Michelin launches two new underground mining tires

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Michelin North America is launching its most aggressive answer for underground mining (UGM) tires, specifically made for loaders and transport machines operating in extreme conditions.

Available immediately, the Michelin X Mine D2 Pro and the XSM D2+ Pro Line of tires is designed with three key benefits: increased load capacity, improved tire life and improved aggression resistance.

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Bridgestone Adds Competitive Pricing, TPMS to Digital Platform

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is announcing enhancements to its TireConnect online tire quoting and sales platform. Updates include integration with a custom wheel visualizer, competitive tire pricing guide and accurate quoting of tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) kits and valves.

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Pirelli Continues Porsche Club Sponsorships

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Pirelli says the company is proud to continue its support of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) following the PCA Werks Reunion in Amelia Island earlier this year. Now, Pirelli has headed to the historic Porsche Parade in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. As part of its sponsorship with PCA, Pirelli kicked off festivities by hosting the Pirelli Welcome Dinner at the Hidden Lakes Golf Course, which is the most attended event during the weeklong program from July 8-14.

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Sentury Tire USA Consolidates Sales, Marketing

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Sentury Tire USA announced today that it will consolidate all tire brand sales with its sales and marketing group based out of its Miami headquarters. Previous to this move, Delinte, Landsail, Sentury and Pantera tire brand customers were serviced by Sentury Tire USA, while GroundSpeed tire brand customers were handled by the Sentury Tire North America manufacturing operation in LaGrange, Georgia.

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Conti recalling over 5,000 commercial vehicle tires in North America

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Washington — Continental Tire the Americas LLC is recalling 5,356 Conti Coach HA3 commercial vehicle tires, size 315/80R22.5, because of a manufacturing anomaly that could lead to a loss of internal pressure through the sidewall.

The tires being recalled were manufactured at Conti’s plant in Mount Vernon, Illinois, from 27 Aug 2017, to 28 April 2018, and sold in both the OE and replacement markets in the US, Canada and Mexico.

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Yokohama launches Ascend GT all-season tire on US market

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Yokohama has launched a new model in its Avid all-season tire range. The Ascend GT, which is now on sale in the USA, is designed to provide better handling for passenger cars.

It is available with H and V speed ratings and comes in 50 sizes from 15in to 20in. It also comes with a two-year, 65,000-mile tread life warranty.

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How Ag Tire Sales Are Impacted by Farm Conditions, Whatever the Weather

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While some talk about the weather as having some impact on the passenger tire business, with farming, it’s always all about the weather. Even though we can’t control Mother Nature, by observing the changing patterns, we can prepare for what the weather has to offer and better serve your agricultural customers.

So far in 2018, western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle are facing an exceptional drought, which is having an impact on yield potential. Spring freeze damage also didn’t help much, and 

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Giti-brand commercial tires coming to North America

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is launching the Giti brand of commercial truck tires in North America with products available for long-haul, regional, urban/light-duty and mixed-service applications.

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How Canada could compete for new auto investment

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Canada’s auto industry could be on a slippery slope to extinction unless major changes in government policy and attitudes about investment are enacted to save it, experts say. The significant decline thus far is due in large part to increased competition from cheaper places to do business such as the southern United States and especially Mexico. Low-price labour and numerous free-trade agreements have driven automakers to build new plants in that country.

Read the source article at Automotive News Canada