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RoadConnect – Michelin aim to ease truckers’ lives with new app

RoadConnect – Michelin aim to ease truckers’ lives with new app

Monday 16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin now offers truck drivers a new app that aims to “help them optimise their mobility and make their daily lives easier.” After a year of development in consultation with truck drivers, the tyre maker began providing new digital services via the Michelin RoadConnect application on 11 September. The app, says Michelin, is built around four main features.

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HELLA Workshop Calendar Competition

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

HELLA is looking for workshops that have ‘something special’ to feature in the company’s 2019 “Experts At Work” calendar to celebrate the dedication and commitment that technicians make to the industry globally.

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GRI presents ‘widest’ solid industrial tyre

GRI presents ‘widest’ solid industrial tyre

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Sri Lankan off-road tyre maker Global Rubber Industries (GRI) has released what it says is “one of the widest” solid industrial tyres in the industry. The Globestar WT is available in sizes ranging from 4.00-4 to 12.00-20.

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Belshina produces first 63-inch tyre

Belshina produces first 63-inch tyre

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina JSC reports the production of its first 63-inch mining tyre. The tyre, which has a diameter of more than four metres and weighs 5.7 tonnes, is intended for fitment on dump trucks used in quarry and mining applications. Belshina reports that the tyre’s capacity exceeds 100 tonnes thanks to its steel cord casing, and it can be used at ambient temperatures between -55ºC and +45ºC.

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Alcohol safety specialist partners with Renault Trucks to prevent drink-drive deaths

Alcohol safety specialist partners with Renault Trucks to prevent drink-drive deaths

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Alcohol safety and training specialist AlcoDigital has agreed a contract with Renault Trucks to showcase and offer alcohol safety devices for their latest range of LCV Master business fleet vehicles, which will be displayed at the Freight in the City exhibition on 7th November 2017.

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Liqui Moly voted best oil brand by Sport Auto readers

Liqui Moly voted best oil brand by Sport Auto readers

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

This year the jump to the very top was successful. In the past Liqui Moly had always come second place when the question of which is the best oil brand was posed to the readers of German magazine Sport Auto. Now the medium-sized company has made its way to the very top in the favour of the readers.

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Mahle increases CV filter range

Mahle increases CV filter range

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Mahle has recently introduced seven additional filters to its ever-expanding Commercial Vehicle (CV) range, including three oil filters, two fuel filters, a cabin filter and an air filter.

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Two winners, one loser in Auto Bild Sportscars’ 2017 winter tyre test

Two winners, one loser in Auto Bild Sportscars’ 2017 winter tyre test

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental winter tyres have already claimed two test victories this autumn – the WinterContact TS860 took top spot in ADAC and Auto Bild tests, while the WinterContact TS850 P was voted top by Auto Motor und sport. The latter of these has now achieved a second win, in the test that will appear in the issue of Auto Bild Sportscars (11/2017) due to be released tomorrow. The victory was a shared one, however, with the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 named joint winner.

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Hankook OE on 2018 Honda Accord

Hankook OE on 2018 Honda Accord

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has been selected to become the main OE supplier for the all-new, tenth-generation 2018 Honda Accord. It will supply its Hankook Kinergy GT in size 225/50 R17V. The tyre maker hasn’t specified which markets this arrangement applies to.

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Two new Barkley winter truck tyre patterns

Two new Barkley winter truck tyre patterns

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

A pair of new winter products have entered the Barkley truck tyre range for European markets. Brand distributor Heuver Tyrewholesale shares that the Barkley BLW12 and BLW18 Wintergrip feature a modern, wide tread that offers excellent traction. The extra millimetres in the pattern are said to help “significantly reduce wear and tear” and improve working lifespan.

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BFGoodrich releases All-Terrain T/A KDR2+ for ‘increasingly tougher’ Dakar

BFGoodrich releases All-Terrain T/A KDR2+ for ‘increasingly tougher’ Dakar

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

In order to build on its successful performance during the 2017 Dakar, BFGoodrich has prepared for the next edition of the world’s most demanding cross-country rally by developing a bespoke new tyre: the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KDR2+.

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B&J Rocket puts an end to heavy blade packaging

B&J Rocket puts an end to heavy blade packaging

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

B&J Rocket says it always has an eye on the legal requirements that exist in different countries regarding workplace health and safety. In order to better meet these regulations, the company has changed its buffing blade packaging unit and decreased the weight of its packaging boxes by 10 kilogrammes. Boxes containing 30 sets (formerly 50 sets/25 kg) now weigh only 15 kilogrammes and are thus much better suited to the actual load limits applied to the lifting and carrying of occasional loads.

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Charles Hurst Group appointed Banner Distributor in Belfast

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Banner Batteries has appointed the Charles Hurst Group as official distributor in Belfast in order to further develop its already established presence in Belfast. Commenting on the newly-established association with Banner Batteries, Cyril Morrison, Parts Manager at Charles Hurst Group, said: “We set our sights on dealing with a manufacturer that had an established and prominent OE pedigree and one that could deliver on quality. As a result, and having looked at a number of possibilities, it was Banner Batteries that interested us most. Not only do they supply their batteries as original equipment to many of today’s leading car and CV manufacturers, our research clearly demonstrated that their products are proven in terms of their performance. We are therefore optimistic that their products will be well received across our customer base.”

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Falken to launch latest summer tyres at Equip Auto 2017

Falken to launch latest summer tyres at Equip Auto 2017

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Falken plans to launch its latest summer tyres during its debut as an exhibitor at the Equip Auto trade show in Paris (17-21 October 2017). The new Ziex ZE310 Ecorun summer tyre, available from spring 2018, will be launched as the successor to Falken’s Ziex ZE914 Ecorun. Falken says the new tyre offers outstanding traction and grip on both wet and dry roads coupled with low wear.

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Triangle launches new mobile crane tyre

Triangle launches new mobile crane tyre

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Triangle has launched its new generation TB586 tyre pattern for mobile crane applications. The adaptable machinery used in different building projects such as construction of houses, buildings, airports and roadways, requires versatile tyres to allow operation in a number of different environments. The latest mobile cranes now operate at higher speeds too. Therefore Triangle’s new F speed rated TB586 allows for operation at speeds up to 80km/h.

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