As commercial tire dealers look to enhance their business values into the same stratosphere as retail tire dealers, some are looking at integrating the more profitable elements of retail business into their commercial operations. From a customer retention and profit perspective, this makes perfect sense.
“There is a natural connection between priorities of the tire manufacturing industry and revitalizing infrastructure," says Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.
Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the Michelin XD Mineworks, a new 49-inch tire for 100-ton mining and quarry dump trucks. The tire is available in size 27.00R49 and completes the company's 49-inch OTR tire portfolio.
Bigger tires with heavier farm equipment add up to more complex fitments. They require more precision and expertise. For Pat’s Tire Sales & Service Inc. in Chilton, Wis., the bigger the better. Those combines, large four-wheel-drive tractors and choppers drive this 42-year-old family business.
New products, program enhancements and additional support from American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) are some of the things that Hercules dealers can expect to see in 2021, says Josh Simpson, senior vice president, proprietary brands, ATD.