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Sailun raising prices in North America

Monday 23rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

Sailun is increasing prices of its commercial truck, passenger and light truck tyres by between 5 and 8 per cent in North America. The increase went into effect 1 January 2017.

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Commercial vehicles, Europe and emissions components

Commercial vehicles, Europe and emissions components

Monday 23rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

As a business, maintaining a legislatively compliant fleet of commercial vehicles is the cornerstone of a successful logistics operation. Type-approval is the automotive EU directive that governs this compliance across the continent and partially, the UK. Type-approval is especially important for emissions components that are installed on a vehicle, guaranteeing product quality, performance and compliant levels of emissions. However, the introduction of on-the-spot checks for vehicle compliance in Europe over the next few years highlights a deficiency in UK type-approval legislation, which presents a risk to businesses whose vehicles are not fully type-approved.

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Unrivalled range, choice of brands

Unrivalled range, choice of brands

Friday 20th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The largest stock of agricultural tyres in the UK can be found at Kirkby Tyres. More than 30,000 agricultural products – a range covering more than 600 tread patterns, over 800 sizes and at least 2,500 agricultural SKUs – are currently housed in the wholesaler’s warehouses in Liverpool and Dublin. Marketing manager Adam Bromilow tells to Tyres & Accessories that Kirkby’s agricultural range is “unrivalled” in the UK and Ireland, and it is this availability (Kirkby recently doubled the size of its Liverpool facility), combined with a policy of free next day delivery that is supported by a new warehouse management system, that led to Kirkby Tyres being voted Truck and Agricultural Tyre Supplier of the Year for a second consecutive year at the 2016 Tyre Industry Awards.

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Goodyear introduces eCasing Mobile retread management app

Goodyear introduces eCasing Mobile retread management app

Friday 20th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Mobile device users can now access Goodyear’s web-based eCasing commercial vehicle tyre retreading management system. A new app, eCasing Mobile, is being progressively introduced throughout Europe and supports all Goodyear retread business options. Available in Android and iOS versions, the app is a further enhancement of Goodyear’s eBusiness B2B platform, myway. While accreditation from Goodyear is required to use the free app, all existing eCasing users automatically receive immediate access.

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Smithers upgrades tread wear testing facilities

Thursday 19th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Smithers Rapra has enchanced its tread wear testing capabilities for passenger, light truck and commercial vehicle tyres at its test centre in Ravenna, Ohio, USA. According to the company, the upgraded equipment and software can run a wide variety of drive profiles while supporting benchmarking and development requirements.

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UK commercial vehicles at risk of being declared unroadworthy due to exhausts

UK commercial vehicles at risk of being declared unroadworthy due to exhausts

Thursday 19th January 2017 | 0 Comments

As a business, maintaining a legislatively compliant fleet of commercial vehicles is the cornerstone of a successful logistics operation. Type-approval is the automotive EU directive that governs this compliance across the continent and partially, the UK. Type-approval is especially important for emissions components that are installed on a vehicle, guaranteeing product quality, performance and compliant levels of emissions. However, the introduction of on-the-spot checks for vehicle compliance in Europe over the next few years highlights a deficiency in UK type-approval legislation, which presents a risk to businesses whose vehicles are not fully type-approved.

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New oil designed specifically for new Fords

Thursday 19th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Engine development is making increasing demands of oil. What was once a universal lubricant has long become a highly specialized, liquid spare part that only fits certain specific engines. German oil expert LIQUI MOLY is now launching a new oil for Ford’s current TDCi diesel models: LIQUI MOLY Special Tec F 0W-30.

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Vipal releases improves DV-RT4 tread

Vipal releases improves DV-RT4 tread

Thursday 19th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Brazilian retreading specialist Vipal Rubber has introduced a new version of its DV-RT4 line, and states that the pre-cured tread includes improvements stemming from the company’s ongoing efforts towards greater efficiency and profitability for end users. As a result of the changes made to the DV-RT4 tread, it is now also recommended for regional use as well as highway transport.

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New additions to Alliance row crop tyre ranges

New additions to Alliance row crop tyre ranges

Thursday 19th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Further sizes have joined the Alliance range of row crop tyres, thereby increasing the brand’s offer for heavy duty and high speed self-propelled sprayers and tractors. A size VF 480/95R50 fitment has been added to the Alliance 354 AgriFlex+ line, while the 363 AgriFlex gains four new sizes, VF 270/95R48, VF 230/95R48, VF 270/95R54 and VF 380/90R46.

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AutoZum debut for Vredestein Comtrac 2

AutoZum debut for Vredestein Comtrac 2

Thursday 19th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Austrian car workshop and automotive product fair AutoZum is the venue for the world premiere of the latest Vredestein tyre for the van and light truck market. Visitors to the show, which began yesterday and runs until Saturday 21 January, can view the Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season tyre at the Apollo Vredestein stand (0702) in Hall 10.

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Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo tops three-tyre mileage test

Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo tops three-tyre mileage test

Thursday 19th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Testing carried out by independent inspection company DEKRA at the request of Goodyear Dunlop suggests that the Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo light commercial vehicle tyre can achieve an average additional mileage of 13,344 miles (21,475 kilometres).

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LAMMA debut for New Michelin, Kleber agri tyres

LAMMA debut for New Michelin, Kleber agri tyres

Wednesday 18th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The LAMMA show got under way today at the East of England Showground in Peterborough, and Michelin is using the occasion to host an exclusive UK preview of its all-new AxioBib 2 tyre range, allowing farmers and contractors to view the new agricultural tyre ahead of the planned international launch in June 2017. The new Kleber Cropker is also on display – both tyres can be viewed on stand G33.

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Nokian CT tyre range extended to five sizes

Nokian CT tyre range extended to five sizes

Wednesday 18th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Four new sizes have joined the Nokian Heavy Tyres’ CT trailer tyre line-up, complementing the 650/55R26.5 CT tyre introduced at the Agritechnica exhibition three years ago. The new sizes –560/60R22.5, 600/50R22.5, 600/55R26.5 and 600/60R30.5 – are available as of this month.

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Evashred celebrates EV45E’s first decade

Evashred celebrates EV45E’s first decade

Tuesday 17th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Over 10 years ago Evashred sold its first EV45E, a secure and high throughput paper shredding system, at the Recycling and Waste Management Show held at the NEC in September 2006. That EV45E was used successfully for its new owner until that new owner attracted the interest of a larger business.

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TechMan outlines benefits of paperless workshops

TechMan outlines benefits of paperless workshops

Tuesday 17th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Garage workshop management system TechMan says there’s been a rapid shift towards paperless working through 2016, facilitated by TechView, the customisable electronic vehicle health check (EVHC) companion. TechView enables garages to take traditional paper information, like health check sheets or servicing schedules, and convert them into digital data to share on any internet-enabled device.

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