Bridgestone MasterCore Increased durability for mining tires

Bridgestone has recently announced the introduction of its MasterCore off-the-road tire line, initially covering 63in tires and with additional patterns and sizes available to customers in 2021.

“After many years of global product development that produced advances in engineering, chemistry and material science, we are excited to introduce the MasterCore brand to mining customers all over the world,” said Tomohiro Kusano, vice president and senior officer, global mining, aircraft, agriculture solutions business at Bridgestone.

As tire requirements vary by customer, mine site and haul route, Bridgestone states that customization is at the heart of the design, enabling customers to tailor …

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Continental Releases Long Haul Steer Tire Optimized for Removal Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

FORT MILL, S.C. August 20, 2020. Continental, one of the largest automotive technology suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, has released the Conti EcoPlus HS3+, an ideal steer/all-position product in the long haul or line haul application, where vehicles travel 100,000 miles or more per year primarily on the highway. In field tests, it delivers 27 percent better mileage than its predecessor, Conti EcoPlus HS3.

The tire is optimized for maximum mileage performance, lowest overall fuel consumption, and durability for retreading – the key aspects for Lowest Overall Driving Cost in this segment. It features a technologically advanced cap compound to provide improved cut and tear resistance for increased mileage, balanced with excellent rolling resistance for fuel efficiency. The Conti 3G casing provides excellent heat dispersion for increased retreadability. The tire is also designed to provide a comfortable ride, as drivers may spend many hours per day in their vehicles. The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ is SmartWay verified, CARB compliant, and is covered by a seven year, three retread warranty.

Steer tires are especially important on a commercial vehicle, since they run in a single rather than a dual configuration. Steer tires are free rolling and pivot to control vehicle direction, meaning they need to be specially designed to prevent irregular wear. The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ features a tread profile that reduces sensitivity to road surface, fleet, and vehicle variations allowing for improved performance throughout tire life. Its footprint shape delivers significant wear improvements for increased removal miles. It also has a 10 percent improvement in de-coupler durability, a key feature for maximizing tire life.

The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ has a 19/32” tread depth and is currently available in the following sizes: 11R22.5 Load Range G and H, 295/75R22.5 Load Range G and H, 11R24.5 Load Range H, and 285/75R24.5 Load Range H.

With the Conti 3G casing, Continental’s wide, standardized casing construction allows for retreads up to 245 millimeters in width. The casing is ideal for multiple retread use in both long haul drive and/or long haul trailer applications. Continental offers a wide portfolio of drive and trailer retread patterns, including SmartWay verified and CARB compliant options.

The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ is also available as an intelligent tire pre-equipped with TPMS sensors, upon customer request. Maintaining proper tire inflation on a steer tire is critical, allowing fleets to extend the tread life, as well as maintain casing integrity for future retreading to the drive and trailer positions. Proper tire pressure also improves safety and handling, and helps prevent steer tire blowouts. Continental offers a full portfolio of digital tire monitoring systems to meet different fleet needs. Components of all systems can be combined to take advantage of different functionalities.

Tire monitoring solutions include the ContiPressureCheck® on-vehicle TPMS and ContiConnect Yard® digital tire monitoring system with web portal, which was named a Top 20 Product by HDT magazine.

Continental develops pioneering technologies to make commercial fleets safer, more efficient, and more connected. With innovative tire technology and digital fleet solutions, Continental optimizes tire lifecycle management to deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost to fleets and become the preferred partner to our independent tire dealers. Continental is currently one of the five largest brands in medium/heavy truck tires in the U.S. by market share.

Cosmo Tires Releases New Mud-Rated Tire

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Cosmo Tires has released the Cosmo Mud Kicker, with a patented shoulder and bead area design and multi-faceted shoulder claws ranging in angles from 10 to 90 degrees which provide extra grip surface and quicker self-cleaning.

Cosmo Tires says the Cosmo Mud Kicker is the first tire in the market to be “mud rated.”

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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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