Tag: agricultural tyres

US puts 10% import tariffs on all Chinese tyres

US puts 10% import tariffs on all Chinese tyres

18th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration upped the ante once again in the ongoing trade war between the USA and China on 18 September with the introduction of tariffs on all US$200 billion of imports including basically all categories of tyres, retreads and inner tubes. At President Trump’s direction the additional tariffs will initially be set at 10 per cent and will take effect on 24 September 2018. However, as of 1 January 2019, the level of additional tariffs will increase to 25 per cent.

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BKT sponsoring Australian cricket league

BKT sponsoring Australian cricket league

18th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Yet another sports sponsorship for BKT – following on from the start of its Serie B and Coupe de la Ligue title sponsorships in Italy and France, the off-highway tyre specialist has entered into a partnership with the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) cricket league in Australia. BKT has signed an agreement with governing body Cricket Australia that secures its status as off-highway tyre supplier to the Twenty20 cricket league for three years.

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RH Claydon buys Unity Tyre stock and assets

RH Claydon buys Unity Tyre stock and assets

14th September 2018 | 0 Comments

East of England-based tyre wholesaler RH Claydon has expanded its business with the acquisition of agricultural, industrial and specialist tyre wholesaler Unity Tyre.

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Snow-orientated STARCO Alptrak becomes dessert tyre

Snow-orientated STARCO Alptrak becomes dessert tyre

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The first STARCO Alptrak released 10 years ago was designed for traction on turf and other terrain. Back then, nobody had foreseen that this pattern would be later tested for the Saudi Arabian market, together with STARCO’s key customer Avant Tecno. Both jointly developed the Alptrak for desert use. “Our machines are initially not designed for sandy conditions like in Saudi Arabia. However, we have learned that by adjusting the wheel and tyre solution, we can make our multipurpose loaders perform just as well in sandy conditions, as they do in snow, mud or on dry surfaces,” explains Raul Tsili, Purchasing Manager at Avant Tecno.

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Valtra A Series: Continental returns as an agricultural OEM supplier

Valtra A Series: Continental returns as an agricultural OEM supplier

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

As of next month, the Valtra A Series tractor will be available with Continental tyres as original equipment. AGCO’s homologation of the Tractor70 and Tractor85 hands Continental its very first agricultural tyre original equipment approval since its return to the segment late last year. Continental agricultural tyres are already available from Valtra Unlimited Studio, the manufacturer’s in-house customisation workshop that fits accessories and equipment not available directly from the production line.

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ATL opens ‘ATL midlands hub’

ATL opens ‘ATL midlands hub’

7th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Logistic service provider ATL officially opened ‘ATL Midlands Hub’ in Foston on 6 September 2018 to celebrate its recently built high-spec distribution centre and office facility. To commemorate the opening, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, officially opened the 35,000 pallet distribution centre and offices, in attendance of over 100 local dignitaries, suppliers and customers.

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Second Soltyre branch gains Michelin Exelagri accreditation

Second Soltyre branch gains Michelin Exelagri accreditation

7th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Soltyre’s Brechin branch has joined Michelin’s pan-European Exelagri network. Soltyre’s first centre in Dumfries previously gained Exelagri accreditation in 2013, and its new Brechin depot passed the 48-point Michelin audit months after opening in January of this year.

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Kensham Farms specifies Michelin AxioBib following ‘exceptional’ abrasive soil grip, life

Kensham Farms specifies Michelin AxioBib following ‘exceptional’ abrasive soil grip, life

6th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Chiltern-based Kensham Farms specified a second set of Michelin AxioBib tractor tyres after a first set showed grip and longevity above expectations. The first set of IF 600/70 R30 and IF 800/70 R38 tyres were fitted as original equipment on a John Deere 8360R tractor purchased as new in 2013.

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Ag super single tyres to gain ground from tracks – Titan International

Ag super single tyres to gain ground from tracks – Titan International

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Will the agricultural market shift towards wheeled 4WD tractors over their tracked counterparts in the years to come? Titan International believes so. It bases this projection upon feedback from US agricultural equipment dealers and their customers, as well as from testing the tyre maker carried out in North America together with dealer group Van Wall Equipment. This showed that super single tyres offer comparable field performance and reduced soil compaction at a much lower cost than tracks.

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TractorMaster joins Continental agri range

TractorMaster joins Continental agri range

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

With the arrival of the TractorMaster in its agricultural tyre portfolio, Continental now offers three model lines in this segment. It positions the new arrival as an “advanced radial tyre,” a technological cut above its 2017-launched “standard” Tractor70 and Tractor85 radials.

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Nokian-equipped Valtra ploughs snow at 73.171 km/h

Nokian-equipped Valtra ploughs snow at 73.171 km/h

22nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres and Valtra have set the world record for snow removal with an autonomous tractor. The speed record was set in March 2018 using an unmanned Valtra T254 Versu tractor equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tyres. Operated without a driver, the tractor ploughed snow on a closed road in Southern Finland at 73.171 km/h (45.466 mph).

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Linglong Tire greenlights Serbia factory project

Linglong Tire greenlights Serbia factory project

21st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Under Linglong Tire’s ‘5+3’ strategy, the company aims to establish three tyre factories around the world in addition to five facilities in China. The tyre maker’s first international plant was inaugurated in Thailand in 2014, and yesterday Linglong Tire announced its Board of Directors’ approval of plans to build a second in Serbia. Construction of a new facility 30 miles north of Belgrade is expected to commence in the first half of next year and ultimately give Linglong Tire an annual capacity of 13.62 million tyres in Europe. The project involves an investment of US$994.39 million.

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GKN: Profi-Grip solution eliminates tyre-to-rim slippage in the heat

GKN: Profi-Grip solution eliminates tyre-to-rim slippage in the heat

16th August 2018 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels Profi-Grip says its wheel is proving its value in the heatwave experienced across Europe, with the extremely dry ground requiring much higher traction for soil tillage. Featuring a unique profile designed to eliminate tyre-to-rim slippage, Profi-Grip was launched last year specifically to meet the growing demand from ever-larger and more-powerful tractors.

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GKN launches high-speed Profi-Flex wheel

GKN launches high-speed Profi-Flex wheel

14th August 2018 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels has launched a new high-speed tractor wheel, designed to address the issues of run-out that can occur on manually adjustable track wheels when used on high speed applications.

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Magna AG23 for agricultural trucks and trailers

Magna AG23 for agricultural trucks and trailers

2nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group has released another ‘Made in Holland’ tyre, the Magna AG23. The product that rolls out of the company’s plant in Hardenberg, the Netherlands is specifically designed for fitment on agricultural trucks and trailers and features a tread design optimised for agricultural and transport applications.

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