Continental expands General Tire portfolio for Earthmoving Industry

Continental is expanding its General Tire portfolio for the earthmoving industry with the General TE95 tire. The tire impresses with high traction, especially for soil compaction work in road and construction applications, and, like the entire product line, is equipped with V.ply technology. With this expansion, the General Tire tire portfolio grows to a total of 18 tire specifications for the earthmoving industry. The first General Tire earthmoving tires were launched in early 2020 – the portfolio now includes a total of 14 sizes, which are used on wheel loaders and dozers as well as on dump trucks and scrapers.

 

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BKT releases new heavy-load tire

BKT has announced the release of its new Earthmax SR 412 OTR tire, set for use on construction vehicles such as articulated dumper trucks, loaders and bulldozers.

The tire features increased stability attributes and uprated damage resistance due to a robust all-steel casing belt, enabling the Earthmax SR 412 to transport heavier payloads and avoid punctures and tears. Changes have also been made to the tread pattern, which now features E4 depth alongside a square shoulder to increase traction, grip, high-heat resistance and vehicle maneuverability.

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Michelin Introduces Drive Tire for On- and Off-Road Applications

Michelin North America is launching its next generation on- and off-road drive tire optimized for improved traction, toughness and wear performance. The Michelin X Works D is designed for the construction, energy, concrete and logging sectors operating in mixed use conditions.

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Trelleborg to expand EMR radial tire range for loaders and dumpers

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has released the newest additions to its EMR range of earthmover radial tires for critical construction applications.

New tire sizes for the EMR 1042 and EMR 1051 ranges will be released on to the market in early 2021, offering better productivity, increased rider comfort and extended tire life.

Marcello Mantovani, Product Manager Construction at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “Much like our EMR1025 All-Season tire, the expanded EMR range showcases the cutting-edge design and engineering that goes into our specialty tires for industrial applications. As an industry leader in the specialized tire market, Trelleborg continuously seeks new solutions that enhance our customers’ productivity. Both the EMR 1042 and EMR 1051 tires offer superior traction, enhanced damage protection and durability, plus a reinforced carcass and sidewall protection to extend tire life and increase rider comfort.”

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Global OTR tire library announced it is extending its online shelves

The Global OTR Library announced it is extending its online shelves and adding Wheels & Rims 18 months into its content.

The OTR Library present 48 premium, tier 2, 3, and 4 tire brands recent technical data books on its web platform. They include the traditional market leaders Bridgestone, Goodyear and Michelin but also upcoming challengers such as BKT, Luan and Magna.

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Trelleborg Adds COMFORT Line to its Brawler HPS Range for Telehandlers

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has expanded its Brawler HPS (High Performance Solid) Telehandler Tire range to include the COMFORT line, which offers tires engineered to reduce vibration and improve the driving experience of telehandlers and compact wheel loaders in waste and recycling applications. This new line of solid tires maximizes ride comfort, while delivering the best possible performance in demanding environments.

Alessio Bucci, Product Marketing Senior Manager at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “Waste and recycling applications are extremely demanding on tires, which are at risk of being damaged or punctured during operations. Standard solid tires give increased safety and require zero maintenance, but this often comes at the expense of operator comfort. Now, with the introduction of Trelleborg’s COMFORT line for telehandlers and compact wheel loaders, drivers will experience a softer ride thanks to increased shock absorption and reduced vibration.”

 

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Bridgestone Illinois Plant Celebrates 55 Years

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.‘s OTR plant in Bloomington, Illinois, is celebrating 55 years of operations this year.

The Bloomington Tire Plant began manufacturing tires in 1965 and today employs 450 people, many of whom are the second generation of their families to work in the plant, Bridgestone says. Currently, three employees are sons of employees who worked at the Bloomington Plant in 1965.

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Goodyear launches new OTR tire for large haulage fleets

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Goodyear Tire announces its newest addition to its off-highway large haulage product line, the RH-4A+, engineered to deliver a lower operating cost per hour and higher productivity in hard rock underfoot conditions.

This tire features an extra-deep E-4+ tread depth with a high net-to-gross tread pattern and optimized footprint pressure to help provide long hours to removal.

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BKT’s giant tire: here is EARTHMAX SR 468

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Seregno (Italy), October 20, 2020 – BKT’s wide range of specialist Off-Highway tires welcomes a new, truly Giant product. It is the EARTHMAX SR 468 and it has been designed to fit out rigid dump trucks. So far the prototype has been made in the 40.00 R 57 size and is ready to be tested in coming months by BKT engineers.

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Yokohama to consolidate off-highway tire business under new global entity

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Yokohama Rubber announced that it will consolidate its various off-highway businesses into one single entity. This will include Alliance Tire Group (ATG), which Yokohama bought four years ago and Yokohama’s off-the-road (OTR) tire businesses across the globe. This new entity, named Yokohama Off-Highway Tires, will have a global footprint with leadership team distributed between Tokyo, Boston, Amsterdam and Mumbai.

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