Kenda Tires Partners with Championship Off-Road Tour

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Kenda Tires is continuing support of off-road short course racing and the Championship Off-Road Series in 2020.

Kenda is partnering with ISOC Racing to support the 2020 racing schedule and individual motor parks as a series sponsor.

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Trelleborg launches EMR1025 all-season construction tyre

Trelleborg Wheel Systems will debut its EMR1025 all-season commercial tyre for loaders and graders. The manufacturer states that the tyre delivers premium damage protection and durability while adding extra comfort. Its is designed to be a suitable year-round fitment, providing enhanced grip on snow and ice. This offers a potential cost saving for operators, as it eliminates the cost and downtime of seasonal changeovers.

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BKT Launches Maglift Eco, Maglift Premium

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Two new models, the Maglift Eco and the Maglift Premium, are coming for Maglift, the BKT tire specifically designed for forklifts.

Maglift Eco is made with two layers of rubber compound and has a shape and wide lugs for stability and load distribution, BKT says. There is also a rim guard designed to protect against damage and denting. Low rolling resistance and high resistance to overheating are designed to offer maximum efficiency, and steel wires incorporated into the hitch offer secure grip and prevent slippage, BKT says. There are two versions available, standard and “LIP,” which has an asymmetric hitch to avoid having to add flanges.

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Podcast: An Update from Bkt & the OTR Industry Amid COVID-19

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On today’s podcast, we talk with Doug Kershaw, vice president of BKT USA, to check in not only on BKT’s business but also get a status report on different segments of the OTR industry.

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New BKT earthmoving & mining tyres

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BKT doesn’t produce car tyres. Nor tyres for trucks or motorcycles. The company’s Research and Development Centre in India focuses solely on vehicles that operate off the highway, and constantly looks for new solutions by developing and fine-tuning tyre ranges and new tyre sizes for specialised applications.

 

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Maxam chosen as OE tire for Caterpillar 982M Medium Wheel Loaders

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Maxam Tire North America announced that Caterpillar has approved the 875/65R29 Maxam MS405 L4 tire for use on specific Cat 982M Medium Wheel Loaders.

“The MS405 was designed to thrive under extreme and rugged conditions, exceed expectations and deliver value. Furthermore, Maxam has the support of the Global Dealer Servicing Network with over 1,800 strong and growing allowing for ease of access to the full product line,” says Troy Kline, President at Maxam Tire North America.

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Author Steve Gilliland to address 2020 OTR Tire Conference

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The Tire Industry Association announced author Steve Gilliland will speak at the 2020 OTR Tire conference and will discuss how the conscious choices people make every day impact the lives of others in a motivational speech on the final day of the conference.

Titled “Making a Difference,” the speech will detail how to positively influence people in every imaginable way, regardless of position or status. Gilliland’s speech is sponsored by BKT USA Inc.

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Maxxis to sponsor ‘Triple Crown’ of off-road desert racing events

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SUWANEE, Ga. – Hoping to leverage its bonafides as a supplier of competition off-road tires, Maxxis International – USA has agreed to become the title sponsor of a new “Triple Crown” of desert races sanctioned by Best in the Desert.

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Goodyear exclusive tyre partner for top Dakar Rally teams

Goodyear will be the official tyre supplier to two top teams in the upcoming Dakar Rally . The rally returns to its roots in the desert on 5 January in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the shift to a new continent presents new challenges to tyre suppliers, drivers and vehicles. The 2020 rally will run over sand dunes, rocky canyons and wadis or dry riverbeds, all on standard truck tyres.

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BKT Renews Monster Jam Partnership Until 2026

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BKT and Feld Motor Sports, the promotor of the Monster Jam show, have extended their partnership until 2026.

BKT is currently working on the development of the third generation of its 66-in. tire for these trucks. The company says the tire features excellent stability thanks to a particular shoulder design enabling it to bounce back at the moment of the impact and regain stability after landing from 10 meters high.

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