Tag: agricultural tyres

BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The likelihood of seeing BKT tyres ‘Made in the USA’ appears even more uncertain following an earnings call held by Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) on 13 August. Although the tyre maker reported three days earlier that the 20,000 tonne per annum factory project was just “in abeyance”, comments made during the call suggest the pause on work is more than temporary.

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Nokian Heavy Tyres acquires Finnish wheel company Levypyörä Oy

Nokian Heavy Tyres acquires Finnish wheel company Levypyörä Oy

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian Heavy Tyres is acquiring a Finnish heavy equipment wheel company Levypyörä Oy. With its two business lines, wheels and steel structures, Levypyörä serves several original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers in forestry, agriculture and earthmoving applications. Annual net sales of Levypyörä are approximately 18 million euros.

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Apollo Tyres: Netherlands car tyre production down, but not out

Apollo Tyres: Netherlands car tyre production down, but not out

19th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Passenger car tyre production and capacity at Apollo Tyres’ Gyöngyöshalász plant in Hungary has steadily grown over the past two years. These respectively reached 2.1 million and almost 3 million units a year by the end of March 2019, and Apollo is still ramping up in Hungary. It’s a different story in Enschede, some 700 miles to the west, but Apollo Tyres says it isn’t preparing to end car tyre production in the Netherlands any time soon.

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John Deere partnership: Continental tyres gain OE approval

John Deere partnership: Continental tyres gain OE approval

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Customers purchasing tractors from the John Deere 6MC, 6RC, 6M and 6R ranges can now opt for delivery with Continental Tractor75 and Tractor85 tyres. A total of 30 different tyre sizes have been approved for the mid-size tractor model.

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Vredestein joins NAAC as Corporate Partner

Vredestein joins NAAC as Corporate Partner

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Vredestein has been engaged in the agricultural segment for over twenty years, and in the UK has now further reinforced its commitment to providing solutions for agricultural OEMs and end users by joining the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) as a Corporate Partner.

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Nokian Tyres: Investment in capacity, R&D on schedule

Nokian Tyres: Investment in capacity, R&D on schedule

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Plans announced over the past year and a half to extend the Nokian Tyres commercial factory in Nokia, Finland and construct a new R&D centre on the site are “taking shape on time”, reports the tyre maker. Nokian expects the R&D facility to be ready this year and for the factory to achieve full capacity in 2021.

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Michelin launches VF CargoXBib High Flotation trailer tyre

Michelin launches VF CargoXBib High Flotation trailer tyre

13th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin is launching a new CargoXBib High Flotation trailer tyre, with four VF-rated sizes designed to minimise soil compaction. The VF 650/55 R26.5, VF 600/55 R26.5, VF 710/50 R26.5 and VF 750/60 R30.5 utilise the latest Michelin Ultraflex Technology, increasing flexibility and, therefore, having even less impact on the soil than the existing CargoXBib High Flotation range.

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Camso focuses on traction, durability with MPT 732

Camso focuses on traction, durability with MPT 732

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

A new Camso tyre has been introduced for the agro-industrial market. The Camso MPT 732 is a multi-purpose cross-ply tyre developed to meet the requirements of end users in Europe and other markets in the EMEA region. Camso says the MPT 732 has been “engineered for exceptional traction, stability and durability under a variety of conditions.”

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Farmer reports “impressive strength” of Michelin AxioBib 2

Farmer reports “impressive strength” of Michelin AxioBib 2

29th May 2019 | 0 Comments

East Lothian-based J Haig Hamilton & Sons is reaping the rewards after becoming the first farm in Scotland to fit the latest size in Michelin’s growing AxioBib 2 tyre range. Haig Hamilton invested in a new John Deere 8400 from dealer stock, but knew the 900mm width of the original equipment rear tyres wasn’t suitable for the root-crop farming operation on the more than 3,000 acres of land he oversees.

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Vredestein Endurion now a factory option for Manitou telehandlers

Vredestein Endurion now a factory option for Manitou telehandlers

28th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Manitou telescopic handlers have become the latest products to be equipped with Vredestein agri segment tyres as original equipment. From April, they can be delivered to customers fitted with tyres from the Vredestein Endurion radial agro-industrial range.

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Free Michelin technical advice helps RP Worth & Son ‘unlock tyre performance boost’

Free Michelin technical advice helps RP Worth & Son ‘unlock tyre performance boost’

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Spalding-based RP Worth & Son, which farms close to 1,000 acres of wheat and potatoes, has unlocked a major improvement in tyre performance after acting on the recommendations of its local Michelin account manager. Ian Whitwell visited the customer to provide tyre advice for the farm’s Fendt 722, which was operating on an old set of narrow duals – and not delivering the performance farmer John Palmer needed.

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Trelleborg promoting tyre pressure management benefits at MF eXperience

Trelleborg promoting tyre pressure management benefits at MF eXperience

23rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

As a key sponsor of the European Massey Ferguson MF eXperience Tour 2019, Trelleborg Wheel Systems is highlighting the importance of correct tyre pressure management and showcasing its latest technology to help farmers optimise tyre efficiency.

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ETRMA: Tyre sales down slightly

ETRMA: Tyre sales down slightly

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has published members sales figures, which show that “overall industry sales declined slightly in the first quarter of 2019”.

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Michelin Exelagri dealer hat-trick for Soltyre

Michelin Exelagri dealer hat-trick for Soltyre

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Soltyre has gained Michelin’s agricultural seal of approval for its new Airdrie dealership, marking a major achievement for the tyre specialist with all three branches now members of the pan-European Michelin Exelagri network.

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Alliance 398 MPT: ATG’s ‘turning point’ for the agri and forestry sectors

Alliance 398 MPT: ATG’s ‘turning point’ for the agri and forestry sectors

12th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Alliance Tire Group claims to have written “a new chapter in the history of efficient transportation” with the release of its Alliance 398 MPT multi-purpose tyre for trucks used in agricultural and forestry applications. The tubeless 398 MPT was developed to provide optimum traction and soil protection when off-road as well as speeds of up to 100 km/h and excellent driving stability on the road. The result, says ATG, is shorter work cycles as well as time and labour savings.

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