The new Carlisle Work Mate UTV tire boasts a variety of features, including a tread design that offers optimal traction and braking on different terrains and cross-ply construction for high levels of rigidity in heavy-load applications.
Well-known commercial truck tire expert Al Cohn recently died at the age of 66. During his career, which spanned four decades, Cohn worked for both Pressure Systems International and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Bridgestone Corp. will acquire Otraco International Pty Ltd., an OTR tire solutions provider. The deal "will accelerate the growth of Bridgestone's global mining solutions business," say company officials.
Love's Travel Stops has relocated its Plainfield, Ind., retread plant to a new, 200,000-square-foot plant in Mooresville, Ind. An Oliver retreader, Love's has six retread plants across the country and is the eighth largest operation on MTD's 2021 Top 50 Retreaders List.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC is filling out its construction truck tire portfolio, adding two more sizes to the Conti HSC 3 steer/all-position tire, plus retreads to match the ContiTread HSC 3 and ContiTread HDC 3.
Bridgestone Corp. is adding equipment at its OTR tire plant in Japan to "further enhance the company's production system in terms of safety, disaster preparedness, eco-friendliness, quality and productivity."
Pete's Road Service has added another Vipal retreading machine, a VOC 760 Cargo extruder, at its retread plant in Corona, Calif. "Vipal Machinery is getting more and more recognition in North America," say Vipal officials.
Apollo Tyres is taking aim at the North American commercial truck tire market with the introduction of Apollo brand medium truck tires next month. The roll-out represents the culmination of nearly five years of research and three years of real-world testing by trucking fleets across various vocations.
It’s probably safe to say that as a product segment, specialty tires are not normally associated with e-commerce — at least in the minds of most consumers. But then again, specialty tire enthusiasts are not standard tire buyers, says J.P Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Tire, a specialty tire wholesale distributor based in Spring City, Pa. And Gallagher Tire, he adds, is not your average tire dealership.
Despite enjoying 44% of the U.S. retreaded truck tire market through its Bandag brand, Bridgestone Americas Inc. is not resting on its laurels. In this MTD exclusive, Jason Roanhouse, executive director, Bandag operations, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, discusses how Bandag pulled through COVID-19, high-growth segments of the market, the evolving demands of retread customers and more.
Hankook Tire America Corp.'s new Vantra Trailer tire and its high-load variant, the Vantra Trailer TH31, target fifth-wheel trailers, campers, boat trailers, horse trailers, flatbed trailers and similar applications.
Retreaders endured an uneasy 2020, but they pushed forward with investments in facilities and technology as they remained focused on the future. Here's a look at the domestic retread tire market in 2021, and some of the people making things happen.