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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

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    Locking aerodynamic wheel cover

    November 2, 2018 3:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Deflektor introduced a lock mechanism for its Hardspot aerodynamic wheel cover and a trailer mounting system at the recent American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. The Hardspot aerodynamic wheel cover for tractors was introduced last fall. Since then, it

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    Cooper unveils severe mixed-service drive tire

    October 31, 2018 10:41AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Cooper’s Severe Series truck and bus radial tire line has expanded with the introduction of the new Cooper Severe Series Mixed Service Drive or MSD, a premium drive tire for mixed-service applications. The treads measure a deep 32/32, and the company says it

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    Continental upgrades tire system

    October 27, 2018 12:55PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Continental has updated its ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform, linking related services directly with fleet operations. New features include the ability to customize tire pressure and temperature thresholds and alerts. For example, the original version of the platform set alerts

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    Tire cage offers care when adding air

    October 1, 2018 3:53PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Martins’ new heavy-duty Tire Inflation Cages (MIC-6HD) have been unveiled to protect maintenance teams during the tire inflation process. The new cages include six heavy-duty reinforcement bars, a pneumatic safety valve on the cage door, an air hose with lock-on

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    John Bean releases balancer

    September 6, 2018 9:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    The John Bean 9800 heavy-duty wheel balancing system will bring a sense of balance to truck, bus, RV and automobile wheel and tire assemblies. Capable of handling wheels from 12-24.5 inches in size, including super-single tires, the model comes with

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    Ancra unveils X-Treme Grip chains

    August 9, 2018 11:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Ancra Cargo’s X-Treme Grip tire chains have been unveiled in v-bar, stud, and square-link options for those who are heading through punishing layers of ice and snow. The V-bar chains have a plated silver zinc finish for frozen roads. Heavy-duty

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    Giti goes wide

    August 9, 2018 11:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Giti Tire (USA) has unveiled the GDL633 FS ultra-wide-base tire for drive axles and the GTL933 FS ultra-wide base tire for trailers in longhaul applications. Both models of the SmartWay-verified offerings are available in the 445/50R22.5 size. Promoted features on

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    Bridgestone unveils drive tire

    August 7, 2018 3:39PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone Americas has unveiled the Firestone FD711 drive tire to support high-scrub and high-traction applications. The latest offering delivers a solid grip, long wear, and enhanced retreading capabilities, the company says. It’s recommended for applications including long- and regional-haul service, pickup

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    Toyo launches pair of super singles

    August 7, 2018 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Toyo Tire has launched a pair of super-single tires – the Nanoenergy M675 longhaul drive tire and M175 longhaul trailer tire – that are among the most fuel-efficient offerings in the company’s lineup. Each model features a low-rolling-resistance tread compound

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    Two new wide-base tires on offer from Goodyear

    July 25, 2018 7:45AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has two new tire models designed to put money back into the hands of fleets. The new wide-base tires for long-haul trucks are being touted to save carriers money on both