BFGoodrich Launches Advantage Control Tire

BFGoodrich Tires is launching the BFGoodrich® Advantage™ Control™ tire, delivering all-season traction and handling for today’s passenger cars, crossovers, and minivans.

Aiming to give drivers peace of mind, the Advantage Control features design and compound improvements, which provide better performance over the competition. The tire will launch in Canada on March 1, and in the U.S. and Mexico on April 1.

“By listening to the needs of both our dealers and consumers, BFGoodrich has improved everyday driving,” said Sylvaine Cuniberti, Marketing Director, Canada. “Whether it is taking a family road trip or visiting a place that brings a sense of escape, BFGoodrich is there to help create long-lasting memories,” states Sylvaine Cuniberti.

 

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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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Improved Michelin tire geared for vans, pickups, and light trucks

Michelin unveiled its all-new Agilis 3 tire, designed specifically for light commercial vehicles including light trucks, vans, and pickups. During the online launch event, company executives explained how the need for “sustainable mobility” has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic — with logistics being a crucial cog of daily life.

Michelin thus sees the newest iteration of the Agilis line as a decisive answer to the even more important role of mobility during this time, and is another expression of how the brand is working to make tires last as long as possible while assuring safety and performance throughout their life cycle.

The Agilis 3 is particularly positioned to “play a central role in the new normal,” as it takes its place as Michelin’s primary product in the segment.

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Continental Manufactures Tire With New ‘HL’ Load Index

Large, powerful cars and SUVs with electric or hybrid drive are far heavier than conventional vehicles, yet offer little room to fit larger tires with higher load capacities. In response, Continental is now manufacturing the first passenger tire with the new “HL” load index. Inflated to the same pressure, these tires have a higher load capacity than those built to the former XL standard, said the company.

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Hercules Tires Details 2021 Products, Program Improvements

Despite the ups and downs of 2020, Hercules Tires has new products for SUVs and light trucks, as well as improvements to its dealer programs in store for 2021.

 “Our mission is to continue to focus on and exceed expectations for our customers,” says Josh Simpson, senior vice president, proprietary brands, at American Tire Distributors. “With being tuned in to the independent tire dealer, we want to provide unmatched profitability to a wide selection of quality products.”

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Vredestein Quatrac: New Evolution In Growing All-Season Segment

In a European all-season segment that grew by 23% percent last year, Vredestein continues to evolve its products and underline its all-season expertise. After being the first brand to launch an all-season tyre for high-end performance cars in 2019 with the Quatrac Pro, the brand is now renewing its portfolio in the segment for smaller […]

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Dunlop to bring new performance all-season tyre to market

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Dunlop’s new all-season tyre will be called the Sport All Season. The Goodyear brand revealed details for the forthcoming tyre for the European market on its German website. It would be the first all-season model released under the Dunlop brand for many years, with no predecessor currently in the range to replace.

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BKT Launches New Tire for Irrigation Machines

The new Agrimax RT 818 from Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) targets irrigation machines and is designed to run at lower air pressure levels for extra flotation. “This feature is very important since it combines major advantages in both sustainability and effectiveness,” say BKT officials.

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Hankook launches all-weather Kinergy 4S2 tire for the US Market

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Hankook Tire announced it has launched its all-weather Kinergy 4S2 in the North American market.

The IF Design Award-winning Kinergy 4S2 features excellent dry, wet and snow performance complete with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake rating. The Kinergy 4S2 will be offered in rim diameters between 15-20 inches and will carry a 60K mile warranty, road hazard warranty and 30-day free trial.

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Fresh take on light truck tires

Nokian has expanded its E-Truck range to cover light goods vehicles in addition to long- and medium-haul trucks, with a focus on tailoring the tires for city use.

The company highlighted that its E-Truck 17.5 series of steering and drive axle tires was not created by simply scaling down the existing products.

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