Toyo Tires develops Open Country SxS for side-by-side vehicles

Toyo Tire USA Corp has developed the Open Country SxS for side-by-side vehicles. It features traits of the Open Country M/T-R racing tire, but has been designed in a smaller package. The tire’s 32in diameter provides high ground clearance for tackling obstacles. A durable construction and advanced compounds developed through motorsport provide responsive off-road traction on rocky paths, muddy trails and uneven surfaces.

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Bridgestone Announces Expansion of All-Terrain Tire Line

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Bridgestone Americas has announced the addition of new size offerings to its Firestone Transforce tire line for the benefit of Class 4-5 commercial truck vehicles.

The three newly introduced sizes of the Firestone Transforce AT2 tire for medium-duty commercial vans and trucks are 225/70R19.5 LRF, 225/70R19.5 LRG and 245/70R19.5 LRG. Size 225/70R19.5 LRF of the tire is currently available in Canada and the U.S. Bridgestone will release the other two sizes in the market by October 1 of this year.

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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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Pirelli Launches New All Season Tire

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Pirelli has announced the launch of its new Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II.

The new addition expands the range of its all-season tires that are designed specifically for SUVs and Crossovers for the North American market.

Pirelli’s new Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II is an enhanced eco-friendly CUV/SUV Touring All-Season tire created for owners of crossovers, sport utility vehicles and pick-up trucks.

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Nitto Introduces Luxury All-Season Truck and SUV Tire

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Nitto Tire U.S.A has announced the launch of its new luxury truck and SUV all-season tire—the NT420V.

Nitto has included an LT metric-sized tire with an F load range rating in an all-season pattern for the first time to ensure that one-ton truck owners have an option for a proper load-rated application.

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Goodyear returns to ultra, ultra high-performance tire market with Porsche fitments

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Goodyear’s Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS in sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL at the rear.

Jan Frank, lead engineer, Porsche Motorsport, commented, “The new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has proven to provide the very high performance level we require. Goodyear has designed a great tire, which perfectly adheres to the extreme requirements of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.”

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Toyo Tires adds new size to the Open Country M/T light truck tire

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Toyo Tires has added a new size (40X15.50R26LT) to the Open Country M/T (maximum traction tire) for light trucks.

The Open Country M/T is legendary for its durability, off-road performance, long tread life, and aggressive tread. It is designed to help trucks work hard on pavement, then work just as hard when roads are muddy, snowy, and rocky—or when there are no roads at all.

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Cooper Tire Launches Severe Series Tire for Construction Trucks

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Cooper Tire has released a new mixed service-wide base all-position (WBA) tire as part of its Cooper Severe Series lineup.

The tire is available in 385/65R22.5 and 425/65R22.5 sizes, in load range L.

“Our Cooper Severe Series tire line, which now also includes the WBA, provides exceptional performance while giving our customers a low cost of ownership proposition,” said Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s Global Truck and Bus Tire Business.

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Kumho Tire Launches New SUV/CUV Tire

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Kumho Tire has recently announced the launch of its “premium” tire specifically designed for sports utility vehicles.

Designed for CUVs and SUVs, the newly launched Crugen HP71 is an all-season tire. In a release by the company, Kumho Tire affirms that the tire has been developed to offer a top-luxurious feel and a comfortable and quiet ride along with a level of safety, performance and longevity.

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Bridgestone Launches New Turanza QuietTrack Tire

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Bridgestone Americas has released of the Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack tire, the newest addition to the company’s Turanza touring tire portfolio.

The Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack tire offers a 20% improvement in wet traction and 44% improvement in snow traction over the previous generation Turanza Serenity Plus tire and will replace the Turanza Serenity Plus offering, the company says. The Turanza QuietTrack tire is engineered with four technology packages:

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