Tag: agricultural tyres

BKT bringing its ranger-toppers to Cologne show

BKT bringing its ranger-toppers to Cologne show

Wednesday 16th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Off-highway tyre specialist BKT says it going to display its top-of-the-range products for the market segments it serves at The Tire Cologne later this month. The BKT stand at the trade fair (Hall 06.1 Stand C030 D039) will feature tyres for agricultural, agro-industrial, earthmoving, industrial, and construction applications.

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Prometeon appoints Kirkby Tyres as Agricultural PHP distributor

Tuesday 15th May 2018 | 0 Comments

After “years of extensive testing across Europe”, Prometeon Tyre Group has announced it is linking agricultural tyre distribution specialists Kirkby Tyres in order to bring Pirelli branded agricultural tyres to market. Voted the NTDA Tyre Wholesaler of the year in 2017, Kirkby has over 60 years of experience serving the market from the firm’s UK base in Liverpool. Kirkby will now be Prometeon’s exclusive wholesale partner serving the UK mainland and Ireland for the Pirelli Agricultural, PHP line.

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Apollo Vredestein refocusing on Off-Highway Tyres in the UK

Apollo Vredestein refocusing on Off-Highway Tyres in the UK

Wednesday 9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vredestein brand is well-known for its winter and all-season car tyres as well as its quality agricultural products, not to mention the recently launched Apollo European truck tyre range. However, one part of the company’s product portfolio has perhaps had less attention than the others here in the UK – what Apollo Vredestein calls off highway tyres (OHT). That’s why Tyres & Accessories caught up with Apollo Vredestein UK country manager Karl Naylor and recently appointed Off-Highway Tyre Specialist for the UK Agricultural & Industrial sectors Jon Cottrell.

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ATG presenting two ‘top performers’ at The Tire Cologne

ATG presenting two ‘top performers’ at The Tire Cologne

Monday 7th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Two ‘top performers’ will take pride of place at the Alliance Tire Group stand during The Tire Cologne – the Alliance A-389VF-IMP for agricultural transports and the Galaxy LDSR 300, a tyre specially developed and built for wheel loaders operated under most adverse conditions. ATG comments that both tyres offer “better value” and optimum solutions for their respective uses.

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Jon Cottrell joins Vredestein UK

Jon Cottrell joins Vredestein UK

Tuesday 24th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein’s UK office has just appointed Jon Cottrell as the Off-Highway Tyre Specialist for the UK Agricultural & Industrial sectors, to manage that ever-growing side of the marque’s product range. Jon Cottrell joins Apollo Vredestein UK with immediate effect, bringing with him over 30 years of tyre industry experience, from warehouse to sales management positions.

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New Magna AG24 flotation tyre

New Magna AG24 flotation tyre

Thursday 29th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group has introduced a new flotation tyre for agricultural trucks and trailers, the AG24. Produced in the popular size 24R20.5 and based upon the Obo Transport HD on/off road agricultural tyre, Magna Tyres calls its new product “the ultimate all-rounder for agri trucks and trailers.”

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BKT launches Xtractor 2018 website

BKT launches Xtractor 2018 website

Wednesday 28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

A tractor isn’t the first vehicle that springs to mind when planning a 4,000-mile odyssey through South Africa that passes through national parks, along gold mines and over plateau, however this is the transport of choice for the 16-strong team taking part in Xtractor 2018. Early next week, four McCormick tractors will depart Cape Town on this 49-day on- and off-road journey, riding on the Agrimax Force and Agrimax RT 657 rubber provided by Xtractor tyre partner BKT. The off-road tyre specialist has created a mini-website where all interested parties can follow the team’s progress; regular updates and real time news from Xtractor 2018 can be found at Xtractor.bkt-tires.com.

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Continental adopts ‘Master’ naming format for latest agri tyres

Continental adopts ‘Master’ naming format for latest agri tyres

Tuesday 6th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The ‘Master’ suffix seen on Continental port and earthmover tyres will also be used on two extensions to the new Continental agricultural tyre range that will arrive in the summer. These are the TractorMaster, a 65-series tractor tyre that will complement the standard Tractor70 and Tractor85, and the CombineMaster, a harvester tyre that will be launched in size 800/65R32 178 A8.

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Alliance Tire Americas becomes John Deere Partner-level supplier

Tuesday 20th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Alliance Tire Americas has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2017 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Wakefield, Massachusetts-based company was selected for the honour in recognition of the quality of its products and services and its commitment to continuous improvement.

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Alliance Tire Americas becomes partner-level supplier to John Deere

Wednesday 7th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Alliance Tire Americas has earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2017 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program, Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

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Back in the business

Back in the business

Friday 26th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental’s return to the agricultural tyre segment stems from an internal project undertaken in 2012 that sought out possibilities for extending the CST business. Thorsten Bublitz shares that the outcome of this project was a “clear recommendation to go back to ag,” and this decision was taken the following year. Specific development began in 2014 with the involvement of material developers and the writing of requirement books for particular developments. The search for a suitable production site also commenced.

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Tractor 70 & 85 spearheading Continental’s agricultural business comeback

Tractor 70 & 85 spearheading Continental’s agricultural business comeback

Friday 26th January 2018 | 0 Comments

It really isn’t a long time since Continental committed itself to returning to the agricultural tyre segment. Within the space of four years the company has developed the first products for its new portfolio, chosen and equipped a production site and recruited a team to further develop, sell and service the new range. The first Continental-made and branded agricultural tyres to see light of day since 2004, the Tractor70 and Tractor85, publicly debuted at the Agritechnica show last November and our now available in the UK and European markets. Tyres & Accessories spoke with two founding members of the Continental agricultural team about the new products and the tyre maker’s agri market re-entry.

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Scottish farmer heading for 5,000 hours on Michelin AgriBib Row Crop tyres

Scottish farmer heading for 5,000 hours on Michelin AgriBib Row Crop tyres

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

A narrow footprint tyre is a good choice when working with potato crops, observes Michelin, and this is an opinion supported by Scotland’s James D Reid & Partners. Michelin shares that the Montrose-based potato farmer changed its tyre strategy four years ago and is now reaping the benefits, being on track to achieve 5,000 hours from its original Michelin AgriBib Row Crop tyres.

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Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) celebrated its 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Cinnamon Grand Colombo on the 16 January 2018. The association was inaugurated in 1985 in order to offer “comprehensive representation, advocacy and to champion to all manufacturers and exporters of rubber products in Sri Lanka”.

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ATG: New ranges, OEM focus

ATG: New ranges, OEM focus

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Following on from the launch at last year’s SIMA show of the Agriflex+ 389 VF, Alliance Tire Group (ATG) released further agricultural tyre lines during 2017, including the Alliance 128. The Yokohama Rubber-owned tyre maker also announced its intention to intensify its activities with OEM customers and has appointed a dedicated original equipment team.

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