Registration opens for 2020 TIA Off-the-Road Tire Conference

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BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has opened registration for its 65th Annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference, to be held Feb. 19-22, 2020, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif., near Palm Springs.

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MAXAM Tire Unveils New Forestry Tire

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MAXAM has introduced the LogXtra forestry line to its broad range of specialty tire programs. MAXAM says it has engineered the MS931 LogXtra to provide the industry with the best solution for abusive forestry applications.

Throughout the development and performance validation phase of the LogXtra program, the design components and tire construction have displayed increased efficiency, durability and traction compared to industry benchmarks, MAXAM says.

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Shifting expectations drive off-road innovation

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It’s no secret that consumer preferences are evolving, and their expectations for companies, brands and products are higher than ever.

This is increasingly true in the tire industry, as more consumers seek tires that meet multiple performance needs without tradeoffs. … 

…As the off-road consumer tire segment continues to grow, function is only one part of the equation. Aesthetics also matter.

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Alliance Tire introduces combine tire with extra load capacity

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.—Alliance Tire Group has introduced the Alliance Agriflex+ 372 VF CFO. The combine and grain cart tire rated is to carry 186 percent of the load of a comparably sized standard radial tire when operating at harvest speeds of under 10 mph.

 

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Michelin expands Tweel range for skid-steers

LANGHAM, Saskatchewan—Michelin North America Inc. has expanded the range of its Tweel non-pneumatic tire/wheel hybrid with a pair of products designed for skid-steers with maximum loads of up to 4,400 pounds.

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Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference

Get ready for the 2020 OTR Conference in Indian Wells, CA!

If you want to tap into the who’s who of the global earthmover tire, retreading and service industries, the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) annual is the place to be. Now in its 65th year, the event regularly attracts the industry’s movers and shakers, who come to network, learn, conduct business, swap ideas, reconnect and have some fun.

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Yokohama Tire Goes ‘Off the Road’ With New National Rebate Offer

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Yokohama Tire wants enthusiasts to hit the road – or even take their next adventure off road. To help, Yokohama is running a special “off the road” national rebate promotion. From now through Aug. 31, consumers can earn up to $100 in the form of a Yokohama Visa Prepaid card after purchasing a set of four or five select Yokohama tires. The offer includes three of Yokohama’s hottest off-road treads: the GEOLANDAR X-AT, GEOLANDAR X-MT and GEOLANDAR M/T G003.

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Nokian Tire introduces new excavator tire: Nokian Ground Kare

Nokian Tires unveils its latest addition to its excavator and backhoe loader tire range for meadows, roads and railways, the Nokian Ground Kare.

The recent trends in earthmoving include big, multi-function machines with heavy work attachments requiring bigger load-bearing capacity from a tire. Another change is towards faster and longer road transports, which means the tires must offer good road handling properties and withstand the wear and tear of paved roads.

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Yokohama Tire Receives Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar for 7th Straight Year

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Yokohama Tire Corp. has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award for the seventh consecutive year. The award – Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) – went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan. The plant produces OE and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tires for a wide range of equipment.

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OTR tires at heart of Ponzi scheme that cost investors $50 million

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man has agreed to plead guilty to orchestrating a Ponzi scheme involving OTR tires that defrauded at least 46 investors of an estimated $50 million.

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