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 restarting production at US giant OTR tyre plant

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According to local news sources, the Michelin earthmover tyre factory in Starr, South Carolina will reopen today. The Anderson Observer writes that the facility’s reactivation will be made official at an event held at the plant today.

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BKT launches new range of Lawn & Garden tyres

Balkrishna Industries Ltd (BKT) has launched a range of Lawn & Garden tyres for both gardening and municipality/maintenance works. These tyres –LG Smooth, LG Rib, LG 306, LG 307 and LG 408–are delicate to the ground without compromising the growth of grass and without any negative impact on beauty. Common features of these tyres are their “soft” approach, an extended life cycle, excellent handling and extraordinary puncture resistance.

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Magna launches agricultural tire for trucks, trailers

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WAALWIJK, Netherlands—Off-the-road tire specialist Magna Tyre Group has launched the Magna AG23, for use on agricultural trucks and trailers.

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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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Bridgestone to invest $12 million in Illinois tire plant

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Bridgestone Americas is investing $12 million to expand off-the-road tire production at its plant in Bloomington, adding multiple sizes and patterns for 29-, 33- and 35-inch OTR tires.

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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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Tires4That.com Makes It Easy to Buy Farm Tires Online

Levittown, PA — (SBWIRE) — 07/06/2018 — Tires4That.com, a leading supplier of lawn mower tires for sale online, has helped make finding and buying reliable specialty tires for their equipment. From ATV tires to tires for farming machinery, Tires4That.com has an inventory that has helped outfit multiple different industries for years. 

One of the most popular specialty tires that Tires4That.com offers their clients is their farm tires. Farmers and farm managers can take advantage of the wide-selection of specialty tires for sale. Some of their farm tires include types like F2, F2M, I3, R1 and R1W. Between their bias and radial designs, Tires4That.com proudly sells over 800 different farm tires. 

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