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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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.

Michelin redesigns X One Line Energy T2 trailer tire

Michelin North America, Inc. is launching the redesigned Michelin X One Line Energy T2 tire for the line-haul market.

“The trailer-wheel position is a challenging position for long-haul tire design. The free-rolling wheel position is subject to variable loads, less maintenance and irregular wear,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing at Michelin North America. “This new Michelin X One Line Energy T2 product delivers both improved tread wear while providing fuel and weight savings, lowering the total cost of ownership for fleets, especially during this economically challenged time in the trucking industry.”

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New Giti GTR955 Combi Road tire

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The Giti GTR955 Combi Road tyre is being launched in three new 17.5” sizes, marking the first time Giti Tire’s latest truck and bus tyre technology has been available in smaller rims. Initially available in 215/75R17.5, it will be followed by the 235/75R17.5 and 245/70R17.5 in quarter four. The tyres are designed for regional and […]

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Michelin Previews Its ‘Most Advanced’ Passenger Tire

Michelin North America Inc. recently provided a sneak preview of what Alexis Garcin, the company’s chairman and president, calls “the most versatile and advanced passenger tire that Michelin has developed in more than two decades.”

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 made its debut during a July 22 virtual launch event for Michelin tire dealers.

The tire, which will boast nearly 80% consumer vehicle market coverage when its lineup is complete, “is ideal” for North American drivers, Garcin said during the event. He added that the CrossClimate 2 “significantly raises the bar for safety.”

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Hankook introduces new Laufenn truck and bus tyres for UK market

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Hankook has introduced a new line of Laufenn brand commercial vehicle tyres in the UK. With Laufenn the Korean tyre manufacturer targets the second tier of the market. Hankook initially launches Laufenn in the UK with nine patterns covering more than 85 per cent of tyres in the market for goods and people transportation, as well as construction truck tyres. Hankook adds that most sizes offer the three peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) marking for use in winter conditions.

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