Any election year brings with it a bit of uncertainty, says Bruce Besancon. "I do believe there is a little concern in the marketplace as to which way certain policies will go and what’s going to happen with tariffs (and) our relationship with China."

MTD Exclusive: What's in Store for OTR Tire Dealers in 2020?

The 65th edition of the Tire Industry Association OTR Tire Conference kicks off today. MTD recently caught up with OTR tire manufacturer representatives who participated in the panel discussion during last year’s OTR Tire Conference to get their take on what 2020 has in store.

The new Gripex LT122 from GRI is designed for heavy-duty loader applications. GRI says the tire is now available.

GRI Rolls Out New Construction Tire

Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd. has rolled out the Gripex LT122, which is designed for heavy-duty loader applications.


Seven Bridgestone Plants Earn Caterpillar Recognition

Seven Bridgestone Corp. plants have received platinum certification from Caterpillar Inc. The certification is “the highest rating in the Supplier Quality Excellence Process of Caterpillar,” according to Bridgestone officials.


Maxam Introduces Mining Group Team

Maxam Tire has announced the formation of the Maxam Mining Group, a dedicated global team that is specifically focused on the open pit mining segment.

Shawn Rasey says the large volume of bias construction tires in use prompted Continental to bring a bias product line under the General brand to the market.

Coming in 2020: General Brand Bias OTR Tires

Continental Tire the Americas LLC plans to launch a bias line of General brand OTR tires in 2020. The extension will include an L5 series line, an E3 series line, and an E4 series line.

Shandong Linglong's new plant in China will be able to produce 2.4 million truck and bus tire units at full capacity. The plant also manufactures passenger and OTR tires.

Linglong Shares Details About New Plant in China

During its recent global partner conference event in Jingmen, China, Shandong Linglong Tire Co. shared details about its new, Hubei Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. radial truck and bus tire manufacturing plant.

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