Tatneft has signed an agreement with JSC Uzkimyosanoat to purchase Uzbekistan tyre manufacturer Birinchi Rezinotexnika Zavodi (BRZ) LLC. According to the Interfax news agency, Tatneft will hold 100 per cent of the enterprise’s shares following the deal.
In addition to presenting its Adaptive Tire Management System (ATMS) at SIMA 2022, Trelleborg debuted its next generation implement tyre, the HF1000. Specially designed for increasing load capacity on large forage wagons and slurry tankers, Trelleborg HF1000 is the “perfect tyre with unrivalled efficiency for demanding applications.”
The Tractor of the Year 2023 awards have taken place at the SIMA show, with BKT serving as main sponsor for the third consecutive year. As this year’s winners were announced, the tyre maker also gave word that it would return as main sponsor in 2024.
Upon officially launching its Adaptive Tire Management System (ATMS) at SIMA 2022 this week, Trelleborg comments that ATMS could “revolutionise today’s agriculture industry by increasing crop productivity while improving efficiency, alleviating the industry’s biggest challenge: feeding an ever-growing world.”
Amongst the new product launches at the SIMA 2022 exhibition is the GRI Green XLR Earth 65+, an agricultural tyre produced with 37.5 per cent sustainable materials. Following its debut at the Paris show between 6 and 10 November, GRI will bring the new range to market in early 2023.
Off-highway wheel and hub maker, moveero, has launched a brand-new website (moveero.com), designed to help customers quickly and easily identify the best match for their “specific application and machine requirements”. According to the company, the website has been designed to make “product selection and comparison a straightforward process”.
During Apollo Tyres’s recent celebration of 25 years of Traxion agricultural tyre technology, Europe president Benoit Rivallant set an ambitious target of growing the company’s off-highway tyre (OHT) revenue by 50 per cent. In Europe, 16 per cent of total revenue originates from the off-highway tyre sector. This compares with 63 per cent from passenger car tyres, 12 per cent from truck and bus tyres, 8 per cent from spare tyres, 1 per cent from bicycle tyres and 1 per cent from other products. In other words, the 16 per cent originating from off-highway tyre sales is a strategically important figure, 92 per cent of which comes from the agricultural sub-segment. Tyres & Accessories took time out with the company’s European head in order to find out more about how executives plan to achieve such ambitious targets in the context of a broadly challenging tyre market environment.
As of October, Kevin Burke Tyres is offering the entire Alliance tyre portfolio in Ireland. Yokohama Off-Highway Tires says that this new partnership, along with its long-standing relationship with Kirkby Tyres, will “ensure an even wider array of tailor-made solutions for the Irish market.” Kirkby Tyres remains exclusive partner for the Alliance brand in England, Wales and Scotland.
Although the USA is “heading fast toward recession” and inflation “continues to be a problem,” Titan International chairman Morry Taylor expects that some companies “will not be affected by the Big R in a big way.” Demand for large equipment continues to outstrip supply and Taylor anticipates farmers turning a profit. Against this backdrop, Titan expects Q3 2022 revenue of approximately US$540 million.
Maxam Tire has expanded the size range of its Agrixtra 70 and 65 agricultural tyres. The brand said the new sizes would help deliver options for more varied farm applications in global markets. Maxam is adding seven new sizes to the Agrixtra 70 series and two new sizes to the Agrixtra 65 range.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems says it has “stepped up to meet the growing demands of farmers looking to increase reliability and productivity in their ground spreading operations” with the release of its MPT100. It specifically conceived the radial for use on multi-purpose vehicles and fertiliser trucks used in ground spreading, and offers MPT100 in sizes 405/70R20, 425/75R20 and 445/65R22.5.
In 1997 Vredestein introduced the Traxion+, which featured a – quite literally – ground-breaking tread pattern that combined a reinforced central area with a graduated and non-parallel lug design for both traction and improved self-cleaning properties. 25 years down the line, the Vredestein Traxion concept has played a key role in Vredestein’s current tractor tyre range – something that can be seen in the VF Traxion Optimall, the Traxion XXL, Traxion 65, Traxion 70 and Traxion 85. As part of the celebrations, the company launched two new Vredestein trailer tyres – the new Vredestein Endurion Trailer and the Vredestein Flotation Optimall.
Off-highway tyre specialist GRI has introduced an agricultural tyre range containing 37.5 per cent sustainable materials. The new Green XLR Earth series is made with a high percentage of recycled carbon black, soybean oil, HD silica and reclaimed rubber. GRI debuted the range at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa, USA.
Apollo Tyres is investing in agricultural tyre production at its Enschede plant in the Netherlands. With the addition of new equipment for producing tyres up to 2.30 metres in diameter, the company aims to increase its agricultural tyre volumes in Europe and North America.