Magna Tyres says it will launch its new Magna M-Straddle tyre in the US at next week’s ConExpo show in Las Vegas. The radial M-Straddle, available in tyre size 16.00R25, is specifically designed for use on straddle carriers in demanding port and terminal conditions. ConExpo is the first exhibition in the US where the M-Straddle will be showed.
Magna Tyres Group reports its confirmation as a key strategic partner to Terex Port Solutions following the latter’s conclusion of a six-month test trial of the Magna MB300 tyre on its GHMK 6407B harbour crane in Ghent. The MB300 will now be fitted in size 14.00-24 as original equipment on three Terex Gottwald harbour crane models – the GHMK Model 6, Model 7 and Model 8. This trio, Magna points out, are the most widely used Terex Gottwald crane models in the world.
Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its truck business to Volvo Construction Equipment for approximately $160 million. The truck business manufactures and sells off-highway rigid and articulated haul trucks. The deal includes the firm’s Motherwell, Scotland manufacturing facility. The sale, which is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is targeted to close in the first half of 2014.
Magna Tyres Group has received OEM approval from Noell Mobile Systems, part of Terex Port Solutions, for its newest port handling tyre – the 16.00R25 Magna M-Straddle. With this approval, Noell Mobile Systems confirmed that this tyre can be fitted on Terex Noell Straddle Carriers. This acknowledgement means Magna Tyres will supply Terex a significant part of its annual straddle carrier tyre requirements in 2014 and thereafter.
Michelin has shared news of customer praise for its Power CL tyres. It says Market Harborough-based plant hire company Harborough Hire Centre (HHC) held a comparative test between the Power CL and a rival ‘major’ brand, fitting the two manufacturers’ tyres to selected machines within its fleet of 42 JCB and Manitou telescopic handlers, and 47 Thwaites and Terex dumpers.
Chinese manufacturer Techking has announced that, after stringent testing, Terex Demag Germany has officially approved the Techking 445/95R25 (16.00R25) 174F ETGC tyre size for its all terrain mobile cranes.
With nine months still to go, the organisers of Hillhead 2012 say 91 per cent of its stand space has already been allocated to exhibitors. Some of those exhibiting at the even will include major players such as Volvo, Sandvik, Metso, Terex Group, Finning/Caterpillar, Liebherr and Bell Equipment.
American Tire Corporation (ATC) has announced that its Colorado brand OTR tyres “have officially approved in Europe” and are current being used on a number of Terex mining trucks. According to the company, ATC-made Colorado brand OTR tyres “have been well approved in Europe after two-year field service…The trial tyres normally perform more than 10 months up to one year over bad road conditions.” ATC has reportedly been shipping “many giant Colorado OTR tyres to Europe for field operations with a number of Terex mining trucks,” since 2007.
While ATC does not specify exactly where the trial has been conducted, the company did detail the tyre’s European test regime. The unnamed site’s one-way distance is three kilometres. Air temperature is between 20 and 35 degrees. The truck’s speed is 30km/h. And the hauling roads are “actually the worst in the world according to USA standard,” according to the company.