Bridgestone Expands Product Line for Underground Mining

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today announced the expansion of its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire. The tire is now available in size 29.5R25 in the U.S. and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire delivers a 30 percent decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving the tire’s overall lifecycle performance by five percent.

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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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Michelin launches high-performance tire for piston aircraft

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Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America, Inc. is launching a high-performance bias tire designed for propeller-driven aircraft.

The Michelin ‘Pilot’ tire, which is currently available in two sizes in the US and Canada, is designed to provide extra-long tire life with long tread life and all-weather protection.

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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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Alliance Tire Americas Names Two New VPs

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Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) announced today that Allen Lyons has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Aftermarket Sales, West and Canada, and that Seth Walters was promoted to Vice President of Aftermarket Sales, East.

Lyons joined Alliance after more than a decade at Cummins, Inc., where he rose through the ranks to Director of Sales and Marketing — Fuel Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University.

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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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Nexen Roadian MTX: Four Guys, One Jeep, And One Week Of Whirlwind Tire Testing

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We test a ton of tires here at Four Wheeler, however, it is not every day that we join forces with editors from Jp Magazine and 4-Wheel & Off-Road for a tire-testing road trip extravaganza. What better way to get familiar with Nexen’s new Roadian MTX than to stuff all four of us in a new JL Wrangler and set off across the Oregon wilderness.

 

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When Will Titan International Inc (NYSE:TWI) Become Profitable?

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When Will Titan International Inc (NYSE:TWI) Become Profitable? Brad Riley Reblog Titan International Inc’s ( NYSE:TWI ) : Titan International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells wheels, tires, wheel and tire assemblies, and undercarriage systems and components for off-highway vehicles in the United States and internationally.

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Firestone Ag debuts farm radial for secondary tasks

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—”Bridgestone Americas’ Firestone Ag business unit has added an affordable line of tires under the Performer EVO name that’s targeted for use in carrying out farming tasks that don’t require a top-line tire.

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Maitech Tire’s new MT111 loader, dumper tyre the star of The Tire Cologne stand

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Verona-based supplier of large OTR tyres, Maitech Tire was one of the 530 exhibitors at the recent The Tire Cologne exhibition, held between 29 May and 1 June. Stars of the 84 square metre Maitech stand were two examples of the company’s new range of premium, all-steel radial OTR tyres; the MT111, making their exhibition debuts.

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