DOC Finds No Evidence of Dumping in Preliminary Investigation of India Made OTR Tires

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There is no evidence that off-the-road tire makers in India have sold products in the U.S. at less-than-fair-market prices, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says. As a result, OTR tire manufacturers in that country will not be charged anti-dumping tariffs.

That doesn’t mean the DOC’s investigation comes to an end, however. This finding, issued on Aug. 12, 2016, ends the preliminary stage, and the DOC will continue to collect evidence in the coming months before it issues its final determination on Jan. 4, 2017. If the DOC’s review of data reveals OTR tires from India have been dumped in the U.S., it could still impose tariffs.

The DOC has based its review on data provided by two tire manufacturers in India: ATC Tires Private Ltd. (a part of Alliance Tire Group) and Balkrishna Industries Ltd. Neither company has sold tires at less than fair value, the DOC said.

This negative finding also doesn’t cancel an earlier preliminary determination by the DOC that OTR tire makers in India, as well as Sri Lanka, are benefitting from subsidies from those foreign governments and should be subject to countervailing tariffs.

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Michelin Expands Fitment for Defender LTX M/S

michelin-300x209The Michelin Defender LTX M/S tire line is expanding with 30 more sizes. Michelin North America Inc. says the tire fits almost 75% of light trucks on the road today.

Released last summer, Michelin says the Defender LTX M/S combines durable tread life and all-weather traction in a single tire that is designed to better meet the higher-torque demands of modern light trucks and SUVs. The company says its EverTread compound helps the tire last 10% longer in severe conditions than its predecessor, the top selling LTX M/S2.
“The expansion of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S with EverTread gives light truck and SUV drivers more options for tire durability and longevity without sacrificing safety and performance,” says Stephen Peters, marketing manager for Michelin’s light truck tire and recreation division. “Along with shorter wet-stopping distances and improved snow traction for superior handling across conditions, the lower rolling resistance of the Defender LTX M/S will also provide drivers with increased fuel economy over the life of the tire.”

The tire is offered in 71 sizes that range from 15-inch to 22-inch rim diameters at a starting retail price of $154.

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Hankook Ups Its Support for Disabled American Veterans

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Hankook Tire America Corp. participated in the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 95th national convention in Atlanta as part of its ongoing efforts to support the country’s veterans.
During the event Hankook’s CEO and Vice Chairman Seung Hwa Suh met President Barack Obama before the president’s keynote speech.
While continuing to build its U.S. presence Hankook is increasing its support for America’s veterans. To further recognize the men and women who have served our country, Hankook is hosting the Hankook Heroes recognition program through Aug. 7. Anyone can share a photo and brief story about their military hero in the online gallery at HankookHeroes.com. The hero has a chance to receive a set of Hankook tires.

“Hankook is dedicated to honoring veterans and helping provide them with access to the benefits and services they deserve,” says Seung Hwa Suh. “Now in the second year of our partnership with DAV, we’re honored to have been able to participate in DAV’s national convention and recognize veterans for their service and the sacrifices they have made.”

As part of Hankook’s partnership with DAV, Hankook is helping deliver free services to veterans of all generations by hosting four of this year’s DAV Mobile Service Office (MSO) stops. The DAV MSO vehicle will be at the following locations this fall:

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“We’re so appreciative of Hankook’s growing partnership with DAV and value their involvement in this year’s convention,” says Marc Burgess, DAV National Adjutant and CEO. “With Hankook’s continued partnership, we’re able to better serve more and more veterans every year.”

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Hankook Offers Consumer Rebate Up to $100

hankook-logoHankook Tire America Corp. is hoping consumers are ready to play ball with its 2016 ‘Great Hit’ mail-in rebate program, available for seven of Hankook’s most popular passenger and light truck tires.

Consumers who purchase four qualifying Hankook passenger or light truck tires from an authorized Hankook dealer between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30, 2016, are eligible for a mail-in rebate of up to $100. Consumers can download rebate forms at http://www.hankooktireusa.com/greathit2016.

Here’s a run down of the products that qualify for the 2016 ‘Great Hit’ mail-in rebate offer:

Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 (Pattern Code: K120) $100 rebate – Hankook’s ultra-high performance summer tire for passenger cars incorporates an advanced tread pattern design and sidewall design which provides high speed stability, improved braking performance in wet and dry conditions, and better wear-resistance.

Hankook Dynapro HP2 (Pattern Code: RA33) $100 rebate – The Dynapro HP2 is Hankook’s light truck/SUV/crossover touring all-season tire developed for drivers looking for year-round, on-road performance. It’s designed to combine ride comfort, long wear and low rolling resistance to promote vehicle fuel economy, plus all-season traction in dry, wet, and wintry conditions.

Hankook Kinergy GT (Pattern Code: H436) $100 rebate – Featuring wider circumferential four-channel grooves, the Kingergy GT tire is designed to provide maximum water evacuation for better grip and traction. The premium grand touring all-season tire is designed and optimized to perform in wet, dry and winter conditions, in addition to providing a quiet and comfortable driving experience.

Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 (Pattern Code: H452) $80 rebate – With an asymmetric tread pattern, the UHP all-season Ventus S1 noble2 incorporates a four channel rib design for efficient water evacuation and an advanced silica rubber compound for wet handling and braking. A straight rib block design applied to the outside of the tire’s contact patch helps to prevent unwanted road noise and increase cornering grip, while multiple 3D kerfs and carving edges provide improved winter condition traction. Additionally, the Ventus S1 noble2 offers a 50,000 mile limited treadwear warranty.

Hankook Optimo H727 (Pattern Code: H727) $50 rebate – The Optimo H727 is a premium touring all-season tire. Designed to provide drivers with a quiet ride, the Optimo H727 comes with a 100,000 mile limited treadwear warranty.

Hankook Dynapro AT-m (Pattern Code: RF10) $50 rebate – Tor 4×4 vehicles, the Dynapro AT-m employs a tough pattern design and block structure to overcome any road.

Hankook Dynapro HT (Pattern Code: RH12) $50 rebate – The Dynapro HT provides drivers of light trucks, vans and SUVs improved all-season traction and lower rolling resistance for improved vehicle fuel economy and treadwear. Additionally, the Dynapro HT is backed by a 70,000 mile limited treadwear warranty in its P-Metric sizes.

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Two Kumho Tires Win Design Award

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Two Kumho brand tires have received the International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for 2016 in the automotive and transportation category.

Kumho TIre U.S.A. Inc. announced that its winning entries for this year’s IDEA are the Smasher, a future-oriented concept tire, and the Sealant Tire with self-sealing features which is currently on the market.

The Smasher was designed in collaboration with Ssangyong Motor. The tire is optimized for driving in extreme road conditions with features such as suction plates and grinder-shaped tire treads, according to Kumho. The suction plates of the tire enable the vehicle to climb steep slopes by creating a vacuum state when the tire grabs the ground while the grinder structure embedded in the tread block allows for safe driving in any road conditions including rough roads by crushing uneven portions of the road that may damage the tire.

The Sealant tire, also known as the “self-sealing” tire, prevents the air inside the tire from leaking out by automatically sealing the damaged part when debris penetrates the tire tread.

The IDEA design competition is co-sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and Business Week magazine.

With the world’s top three design awards under its belt now – the Red Dot Award and the International Forum Design of Germany, and the IDEA Award of the United States – Kumho has its design and technological capabilities recognized by the industry as a whole.

In 2015, Kumho received the Red Dot Award of Germany and the Good Design Award of Japan and the Good Design of Korea.

“With the winning of the IDEA Award this year, we now have all of the top three international design awards under our belt,” says Chung Taek-Gyun, executive vice president at and head of Kumho’s R&D division, “We will continue to build our capabilities in all areas of tire technology including design in order to open a new chapter in the global tire industry.”

In June 2016, Kumho won two prizes at the Green Good Design Award 2016 held in the United States. The winners were the ‘Eco Sense SE 11’ and the ‘Wattrun VS31’ – tires designed for environment-friendly and electric vehicles in Japan and North America, respectively. Kumho also won the Greed Good Design Award, which honors environment-friendly design concepts, in 2015.

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General Grabber X3, Limited Time Offer $70 Rebate at Your Next Tire

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The word of the day in Farmington, Pa., is “robust,” as in robust tire construction.

Continental Tire the Americas LLC is introducing two tires at a ride-and-drive event in Farmington on July 12, 2016. Earlier today, the on/off-road Continental TerrainContact A/T was showcased. A demonstration of the new General Grabber X3 followed.

The X3 stands for extreme dirt, mud and rock. Some of the tire’s design features are:

* ultra-high strength steel belts;

* high void areas and alternating scoops (to help evacuate mud);

* multi angle gripping edges.

The tire will be available in 29 sizes beginning in September, broken out as follows:

* 16 LT sizes with rim diameters ranging from 16 to 20 inches.

* 13 flotation sizes with rim diameters ranging from 15 to 20 inches.

Thirteen of the sizes will be available with either black lettering or red letters.

Now until October 15,2016 Get your $70 Mail in rebate with the purchase of 4 Select General Tires. Give us a call at 888-513-8473 for details, or visit us on the web at http://www.yournexttire.com

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BKT Offers a Range of Tires for Harvest Applications

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Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT)’s latest tires for operations from hay harvesting to crop transportation are designed for equipment such as harvesters, balers, and telehandlers.

The company says its extensive tire lineup takes into account the complex necessities of modern agriculture and is a concrete response to the most diverse application needs. BKT’s main goal is to make modern farmers’ work comfortable and to constantly improve productivity.

Here are the details on BKT’s tire lineup for harvesters, balers, and telehandlers.

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BKT says the Agrimax Teris is extraordinarily resistant to cuts and impacts due to stubble.
Conceived for high-power harvesters and spreaders, Agrimax Teris has excellent flotation properties that ensure optimal soil protection and top harvesting performance, since it is able to withstand even heavy loads. The company says the radial tire stands out for extraordinary traction and stability ensured by the optimized lug design, as well as by the reinforced shoulder. It is available in the following sizes: 620/75 R 26, 750/65 R 26, 620/75 R 30, 650/75 R 32, 800/65 R 32, 900/60 R 32, 1050/50 R 32 and 520/85 R 42.

Agrimax Teris also includes a version designed with IF technology – in the IF 580/80 R 34 size – conceived for transporting heavy loads at low pressure ensuring best traction in the fields.
The radial tire Agrimax RT 600 also is ideal for harvesters and spreaders, according to BKT. The tire offers a mix of excellent load capacity, optimal stability and excellent traction. The sizes currently available on the market are three: 620/75 R 26 (latest novelty presented at the recent Reifen fair in Essen), 800/65 R 32 and 1050/50 R 32.

Harvesters and bailers require tires that are delicate on the soil in order to reduce its compaction, but at the same time they need to be resistant to cuts and impacts with stubble, for instance. BKT says these are the distinctive traits of FL 635, a tire out of the BKT flotation range.
The block pattern of the FL 635 has been specifically developed for baler applications.
The company says its extraordinary flotation capacity results in lower impacts on the soil, preserving the land for later crops. It is perfect for both field and road use, and hence ideal for harvesters and balers used for frequent transfers. FL 635 is available in the sizes 620/40 R 22.5, 650/55 R 22.5 and 750/45 R 22.5.

The AW 711 for hay harvesters and balers has a unique tread and made of a special compound. BKT says the tire is extremely durable, both on soft and hard surfaces. During road transfers, the low rolling resistance turns into considerable fuel savings along with a significant increase in productivity. BKT offers AW 711 in five different versions: 340/60 R 16.5, 380/55 R 16.5, 400/60 R 18, 440/55 R 18 and 15 R 19.5.

For hay and crops handling and transporting, BKT has tires for telehandlers that are able to satisfy various needs, such as a high loading capacity, but also great stability and high resistance.
BKT says Multimax MP 522 is a multi-purpose radial tire for telehandlers that is ideal for both farming and industrial applications.
The company says such requirements are met by Multimax MP 522, a multi-purpose radial tire that is ideal for both farming and industrial applications ensuring best performance in any use and loading conditions. This tire stands out for its superior traction, thanks to the particularly aggressive tread design. The available sizes are 280/80 R 18, 340/80 R 18, 380/75 R 20, 400/70 R 20, 400/70 R 24, 400/80 R 24, 460/70 R 24 and 500/70 R 24.

BKT says extraordinary versatility is the distinctive feature of RT 747 Agro Industrial. This radial agro-industrial tire offers outstanding stability as well as excellent grip, according to BKT. Such qualities make it perfect for backhoe loaders, compact loaders and telehandlers. Provided with extra-large lugs optimizing stability and available in the sizes 460/70 R 24 and 500/70 R 24, RT 747 Agro Industrial is a multi-purpose tire and a valid support in many different applications.

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Michelin Expanding its BF Goodrich Warehouse Capacity

downloadMichelin North America Inc. is spending $8 million to increase warehouse capacity at its BFGoodrich plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Construction will begin in August 2016.

The project will expand the current warehouse facility located at the southeastern corner of the Tuscaloosa plant. The company says the expansion will better equip the warehouse to satisfy customer demand for BFGoodrich brand tires.

With the expansion, the Tuscaloosa plant’s storage facility will grow from 29,000 to 92,000 square feet of space, more than a 215% increase in square footage over the current structure.

The expanded warehouse will provide more than nine times the storage capacity. Construction on the expansion is expected to be completed early next year and fully operational by the second quarter of 2017.

Michelin’s BFGoodrich Tuscaloosa facility builds passenger and light truck tires sold in North America and employs about 1,360 people.

“The expansion of the storage facility will help us further improve customer service, especially geographically in key BFGoodrich tire markets,” says Greg Leikvold, the plant manager at the Tuscaloosa site. “The expansion will result in more agility and will improve our overall delivery efficiency.”

The Tuscaloosa plant is one of two BFGoodrich facilities fully dedicated to the production of BFGoodrich tires in the U.S.
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Continental Brand Ag Tires Coming Soon

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Goodbye, Mitas. Hello, Continental. The end of the trademark licensing agreement between Continental and its licensee, Mitas a.s., coupled with the acquisition of Mitas by Trelleborg AB have led Continental to bring back Continental brand ag tires.

Continental AG is investing close to $55 million in its agricultural tire plant in Lousado, Portugal, to produce radial Continental ag tires beginning in 2017. Some 125 jobs will be created as a result.

“With this investment, we give a clear sign that Continental is once again active as a premium manufacturer in the agricultural tire sector with our premium Continental brand,” said Nikolai Setzer, member of Continental’s executive board and head of the Tire Division. “In Lousado, we have an excellent location and a highly motivated and experienced team, which manufactures cutting-edge radial tires in a state-of-the-art production facility for the demanding agricultural sector.”

“Professional agriculture has undergone rapid change over the past few years,” said Thorsten Bublitz, business line manager responsible for the agricultural tire business. “In view of the growing world population and the increasing need for agricultural crops, the number of large-scale operations and, therefore, the demand for efficient agricultural tires is increasing. This is where we have many years of experience as a premium manufacturer.”

Continental intends to bring a complete tire portfolio for agricultural tractors and harvesting machines to the market, working together with the major vehicle manufacturers in the process. The range will include radial and cross-ply tires in 150 sizes.

Continental is already producing cross-ply tires for the agricultural sector in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Beside the investment in the manufacturing plant in Lousado, Continental is additionally investing nearly $2.8 million in a new Research & Development Center in Lousado. The center will do research in close cooperation with the Central Research & Development Department in Hanover, Germany, and at the start will employ five recently recruited engineers.

Continental also supplies components and systems for agricultural machines and agricultural infrastructure. The range of products extends from comprehensive instrumentation and camera solutions, to sensors, rubber tracks and conveyor belt technology, and exhaust gas treatment. In supplying this combination of components from a single source, Continental is in the position to offer agricultural companies comprehensive solutions for greater efficiency, environmental friendliness, and conservation of resources.

The investment in the radial agricultural tire sector in Lousado is part of Vision 2025, which was launched in 2011 and is used by the Tire Division for the strategic planning and systematic implementation of technological progress. Other examples include investments in the AIBA (Automated Indoor Braking Analyzer) in 2012, the ContiLifeCycle Plant for retreading truck tires and rubber recycling in Hanover-Stöcken in 2013, and the High Performance Technology Center in Korbach in 2014.Source MTD

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Alliance Reveals Next Galaxy EarthPro Farm Tire

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Alliance Tire Group (ATG) introduces the Galaxy EarthPro 45 R-1 farm tire. The bias ply tire is available in 22 sizes.

“The Galaxy EarthPro 45 is a great-quality bias tire for farmers in a high-quality, cost-effective package,” says Bruce Besancon, vice president of marketing for Alliance Tire Americas. “The 45-degree angle of the tread lugs maximizes traction and self-cleaning in the field. And because they are longer than 23-degree lugs, they put more rubber on the ground for a more comfortable ride. A wide nose bar also helps ensure smoother performance and longer service life on gravel and pavement.
“With its life-extending features and compound, the total cost of ownership of the Galaxy EarthPro 45 is extremely low,” Besancon adds. “And the boost in performance farmers can enjoy in the field, on the road or around the farm delivers a great return on investment. That’s especially important in today’s farm economy. And with sizes for rims ranging from 20 to 38 inches, there’s an EarthPro 45 for nearly any tractor, front axle or back.”

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