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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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Eastern Europe trailer demand up and still growing

5th April 2019 | 0 Comments

According to Clear International, demand for trailers grew by 3.6 per cent in Eastern Europe in 2018. The market has grown every year for the last six years, but that growth has been quite modest. Nevertheless, trailer sales in 2018 were the third highest on record, only surpassed in 2007 and 2008. The forecast for 2023 is that registrations of new trailers will be close to setting an all-time record.

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Giti to show GTR955 Combi Road, Team Oliver Racing partnership at CV Show 2019

Giti to show GTR955 Combi Road, Team Oliver Racing partnership at CV Show 2019

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti’s GTR955 Combi Road trailer tyre and Team Oliver Racing’s bonneted Volvo VNL race-prepared truck will be the highlights of the tyre manufacturer’s stand at The CV Show 2019 (Stand 4F55, 30 April – 2 May, NEC Birmingham).

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STARCO states opposition to EC anti-dumping complaint

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, the European Commission announced the start of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning steel road wheels imported from the People's Republic of China. The focus is primarily upon wheels for cars and trucks, however the proceeding also covers wheels for road-going tractors as well as for non-powered vehicles such as trailers, semi-trailers and caravans. The proceeding followed a complaint lodged on 3 January by the Association of European Wheel Manufacturers (EUWA).

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STARCO launches Kenda trailer tyre range

STARCO launches Kenda trailer tyre range

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

For a number of years, Danish firm STARCO offered the KargoTrail and MasterTrail under its own name. The third generation of these trailer tyre lines is now available, and both have been rebranded as Kenda products. STARCO says the Kenda KR101 MasterTrail 3G and Kenda KR209 KargoTrail 3G are “improvements of the well-performing and proven STARCO range,” with changes in tyre compound and tread depth leading to “longer mileage, better wet grip and improved rolling resistance.”

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Next-gen Giti GTR955 Combi Road trailer tyre ‘delivers 30% mileage increase’

Next-gen Giti GTR955 Combi Road trailer tyre ‘delivers 30% mileage increase’

29th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti’s new generation trailer tyre, the Giti GTR955 Combi Road, delivers around 30 per cent more mileage versus previous comparable products, the manufacturer states. This result was achieved by enhancing the tyre profile, advanced belt construction, and a newly developed tread compound, Giti adds. The tyre went through a four-year design and test period on several different fleet types, across various diverse sectors.

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Giti launches key commercial tyre sizes one year since rebranding at CV Show 2018

Giti launches key commercial tyre sizes one year since rebranding at CV Show 2018

8th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire launched its planned transition from the GT Radial brand to the eponymous Giti commercial vehicle tyre range at the CV Show in 2017. One year on, Tyres & Accessories travelled to the Birmingham NEC to meet Tony McHugh, TBR sales and marketing director UK at Giti Tire, to ask how the transition has progressed in the intervening year, catch up on the latest range developments, and find out the story behind the Team Oliver racing truck on its stand.

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Goodyear announces 19.5” tyre with 10t axle weight for lightweight mega trailers

24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Local truck fleets must reckon with the HGV road user levy, and similar toll schemes are in place throughout Europe. In some countries, such as Germany and Switzerland, the rate levied depends on the number of axles a vehicle uses. Fleets whose routes take them to or through these regions are increasingly turning to solutions that enable them to run with two-axle trailers. Goodyear has now released a new tyre to meet this demand.

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Giti extends trailer tyre range with new key sizes for GTL919

3rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has added key 19.5” and 22.5” sizes to its Giti GTL919 trailer tyre for long and regional haulage. With the addition of sizes 245/70R19.5, 265/70R19.5 and 385/65R22.5, the portfolio now contains eight dimensions. Tony McHugh, TBR sales and marketing director UK at Giti Tire, said that the new sizes will be of particular interest to low platform trailer users, while the higher load indices show Giti is developing its commercial tyre range in line with European standards.

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Goodyear adds low platform trailer fitments to Kmax T range

Goodyear adds low platform trailer fitments to Kmax T range

20th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Kmax tyre range has been extended by the addition of dimensions for low platform trailers. The newest Kmax T tyres are 17.5-inch fitments and produced in five sizes for this rim diameter. The 3PMSF marked tyres will be available from May 2017.

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Goodyear introduces high load TreadMax trailer tyres

Goodyear introduces high load TreadMax trailer tyres

19th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Increased permissible weights for commercial vehicles in Europe is driving demand for high load truck tyres, and in response Goodyear has launched new mould cure retread High Load (HL) trailer tyres. The new retreads are the TreadMax KMAX T HL and TreadMax SP246 HL, both in size 385/65R22.5.

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East European trailer market up 5.1% in 2016

13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The East European market grew by over 5.1 per cent in 2016 and further growth is forecast for 2017, according to Clear International. The figure for 2016 is considerably lower than was anticipated at the beginning of the year and the difference is almost entirely attributable to developments in Turkey. Political instability had already undermined business confidence in early 2016 and then in mid year there was an attempted military coup. This had a dire and worsening effect on business investment resulting in 19,000 trailers being wiped from the Turkish forecast.

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Hankook to present most advanced PCR, TBR tyres at Autopromotec 2017

Hankook to present most advanced PCR, TBR tyres at Autopromotec 2017

29th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook will showcase its advanced high-performance, environment-friendly and safe transportation product line-ups in the car and bus and truck sectors at Autopromotec in Bologna, Italy (24-28 May). Some highlights of Hankook’s booth (Hall 20, A74) will be the new all-season trailer tyre, SmartFlex TH31; two winter tyres, Hankook Winter i*cept evo² and Hankook Winter i*cept RS²; the four season Hankook Kinergy 4S; and the Laufenn tyre brand launched on the European market in 2015.

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West European trailer demand hits high

24th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The West European Trailer Market had the third highest level of new trailer registrations ever, surpassed only by the figures for 2007 and 2008 before the GFC. However, there, there was a distinct weakening of the market in the second half of the year and Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Spain were all less buoyant markets at the end of the year than they were in mid-2016.

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Fulda launches Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to optimise payload capacities

Fulda launches Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to optimise payload capacities

20th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Fulda has launched the Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to meet the demands of truck operators to increase payloads. Nearly 80 per cent of European countries now permit maximum permitted vehicle weights in excess of 40 tonnes, and operators naturally want to optimise the capacity of their vehicles. The Goodyear Dunlop brand has therefore introduced the new 385/65R22.5, allowing 10-tonne axle weights so that trailers can carry greater payloads.

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