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    New steer tire comes SmartWay verified

    April 22, 2019 9:11AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone Americas’ new R284 Ecopia steer tire has been unveiled with a SmartWay verification. Designed for longhaul and regional service, the tire is made of a tread compound that promotes long wear, and NanoPro-Tech polymer technology that promises to improve

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    Accessories for wheel aligners

    March 29, 2019 12:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    John Bean’s V6200 heavy-duty wheel aligner has been updated with a pair of accessories designed to support vehicles with additional axle configurations and to expand coverage where a combined truck and trailer is longer than a standard bay. The three-piece

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    BF Goodrich unveils Highway Control tires

    March 29, 2019 9:25AM by johng@newcom.ca

    BFGoodrich commercial truck tires have unveiled two new products in the form of the Highway Control S and Highway Control T. The company’s Highway Control lineup is SmartWay verified, with features such as new sidewall compounds designed to boost fuel

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    Two new tires from Yokohama

    March 21, 2019 10:14AM by Truck News

    Yokohama displayed two new tires at this year’s spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council. The 712L drive tire and 114R UWB wide-base single were shown for the first time. Both are SmartWay-verified low rolling resistance tires built at

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    Cooper unveils longhaul steer tire

    March 20, 2019 9:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Cooper Tires has added a longhaul steer tire to its Pro Series product line. The LHS tire will initially be available as a 295/75R22.5, although other sizes are available in June. Features of the tire — bundled

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    New Michelin tire for light trucks and commercial vans

    March 17, 2019 4:10PM by Truck News

    Michelin’s new Agilis CrossClimate tire is designed for ¾- and one-ton trucks and vans operated by commercial fleets. It’s aimed at: local and parcel delivery fleets; food and beverage haulers; telecom and utility fleets; and trades, including landscaping, plumbing, electrical,

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    Cooper Roadmaster for mixed-service

    February 25, 2019 9:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Cooper Tire’s new Roadmaster RM351 HD tire has been unveiled to support mixed-service applications such as construction, logging, and mining operations. Designed for on- and off-road driving, it comes in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes, in load range H. The tire

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    Alcoa wheels in a ‘menacing’ black

    February 20, 2019 1:49PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Alcoa’s Dura-Black wheels are bringing a new sense of style to forged aluminum wheels. The wheel’s face is in a “menacing matte black”, while rim flange and mounting surfaces remain bright to support mounting. Both sides have been treated to

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    Tire Anti-Skid Stick helps spot frozen wheels

    February 12, 2019 1:41PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Manufacturer Direct’s Tire Anti-Skid Stick, dubbed TASS, offers drivers a visual indicator to help spot frozen wheels caused by issues such as brake shoes that have frozen to a drum. The polyurethane tire stick will fold back against a wheel

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    Kinedyne releases 7 and 8-mm stud tire chains

    December 20, 2018 3:14PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kinedyne has unveiled 7- and 8-mm heavy-duty stud tire chains under its Grip Link Brand Tire Chain family. The latest offerings feature 14 cross links and are for off-road use, when trucks need traction over uneven terrain, oil fields, lumber

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    Heavy-duty tire changers from John Bean

    December 11, 2018 10:33AM by johng@newcom.ca

    John Bean has unveiled a series of three heavy-duty tire changers, covering a variety of sizes. The largest option in the range, the 8058, can service up to 58-inch wheels and 95-inch tires. It comes with a wireless control pendant,

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    Bridgestone unveils on/off-road tire

    December 4, 2018 1:18PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BRSS all-position retread for fleets working in on- and off-road environments from pavement to dirt and gravel. Meant for applications from logging to oil refining and construction, the tire features a 20/32-inch tread for extended

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    RimWit loosens seized wheels

    November 16, 2018 9:06AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Struggling with a wheel that’s seized in place? Put the sledgehammer away. AME International has unveiled RimWit and RimWit Junior – tools to loosen stubborn truck wheels and rims without damaging tire sidewalls or the rims themselves. The RimWit is

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    Bandag retread for refuse vehicles

    November 15, 2018 11:31AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BDM3 retread for the drive axle tires on refuse vehicles. Features include a new proprietary tread compound to resist wear, enhanced traction, and resistance to cuts and chips. The tread compound alone is said to

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    PSI unveils tire pressure monitoring system

    November 7, 2018 10:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Pressure Systems International (PSI) has unveiled a new tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) known as Tire View, which comes to market in early 2019. The first phase of the launch will include a stand-alone model for trucks and tractors. Next