Titan Tire Unveils Its First Radial ATV Tire

TitanGrizzBrandsLogoTitan International Inc. is adding a radial ATV tire to its Mud Monster ATV tire lineup. Available in size 30x10R14, it’s the first radial ATV tire by Titan. It’s also the largest tire in the Mud Monster family.

“There’s a growing customer demand for high-quality, American-made tires that can cater to a wide range of ATV and UTV applications,” says Steve Strauss, general manager at Titan. “Our newest Mud Monster tire is the first radial ATV tire we offer, making it especially suited for very muddy and rocky terrain and allowing our customers greater freedom and stability for their off-roading adventures.”

The Mud Monster tread is designed to offer maximum bite thanks to its deep, interlocking lugs. Titan says the tire’s rounded profile maintains steering characteristics usually associated with a less aggressive tread design.

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Titan Program Awards Teens for Tractor Restoration

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Titan International Inc.’s 2016 antique tractor restoration program is now open to Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4H members. The program awards hundreds of sets of tires each year to qualified applicants in an effort to foster the next generation of American growers.

“Titan feels that nothing is more important to our industry than supporting its future — the young men and women who will carry the torch of our country’s proud farming legacy,” says Scott Sloan, agricultural product manager for Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires.

“The opportunity to equip these students with tires for their restoration projects is just our way of supporting the enormous time and talent that they put into the program, and we’re proud to do our part.”

Students who will be undertaking a tractor restoration project this summer, and would like to apply, should visit: http://www.titan-intl.com/antique-tractor-restoration.

In addition to the tractor restoration program, Titan holds regional tire auctions each year to benefit state FFA chapters. In 2015 alone, Titan tire auctions helped raise more than $200,000 for regional FFA chapters.

The 2016 auctions will take place at the following farm shows:

Farm Progress Show, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 (Boone, Iowa);
Husker Harvest Days, Sept. 13-15 (Grand Island, Neb.);
Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 (Columbus, Ohio); and
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition, Oct. 18-20 (Moultrie, Ga.).

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Hercules comes out with New Ironman Tire iMove Gen2 AS

The Hercules Ironman iMove Gen2 AS is available in sizes of 14 to 22 inches.

Hercules Tire and Rubber Co. is updating its Ironman iMove tire with the iMove Gen2 AS. The entry-level, all-season ultra-high performance tire comes in 61 sizes, 22 of which weren’t available in the original tire line-up.

“We did a great job of balancing the new features of the iMove Gen2 AS with those that made its predecessor so popular,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules. “Our customers will be excited at the evolution of the iMove and the range of new sizes available to them.”The company says the iMove Gen2 AS delivers enhanced tread life and aesthetic appeal in a line of 61 T-, H-, V- and W-rated sizes. covering 14 to 22 inch wheel diameters.

The new design and construction of the iMove Gen2 AS features:

  • an asymmetric tread design that provides enhanced traction and responsive handling in wet and dry conditions;
  • new generation, wear-resistant compound that improves durability for extended tread life;
  • enhanced tread block geometry and siping placement to increase grip and minimize road noise;
  • improved pressure distribution, which promotes even wear and extended tread life; and
  • circumferential and longitudinal grooves that maximize water evacuation to minimize hydroplane risk.

The iMove Gen2 AS joins the Ironman passenger lineup alongside the recently introduced GR 906 tire, which offers all-season touring performance in 31 T-, H- and V-rated sizes.

“The popularity of our Ironman brand is taking off because it capably meets the demand for economically priced tires with good quality and appealing aesthetics,” says Emans. “Plus, not many entry-level tires are backed by a company with the reputation and long-standing history of Hercules.”

Fifty sizes of the new iMove Gen2 AS are now available in the U.S. and will be introduced to the market as iMove inventories are exhausted. The balance of the SKUs is slated for availability in late 2016.

 

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New Radial Trailer Tire

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Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. has launched a radial trailer tire for multiple trailer fitments. The new Radar Angler RST 22 is specifically designed for high-load carrying travel trailers, boat trailers and pop-up camper applications.

Omni says the Angler RST 22 allows the carrying of heavier loads ranging from 1360lb (load index 91) to 3960lb (load index 128) per tire.

This range is available for order now in seven key sizes ranging from 13 to 16 inches rim diameter. The sizes are: ST175/80R13, ST205/75R14, ST215/75R14, ST205/75R15, ST225/75R15, ST235/80R16 and ST235/85R16.

Features of the Angler RST 22 include an open tread shoulder for increased traction, a robust casing that has high density large diameter polyester cords for increased strength and durability, and high tensile strength steel belt cords to meet the high load requirements and provide a stable footprint.

The company says a new cooler running tread compound and pattern adds to tire longevity. The Angler RST 22 features a very stiff lower sidewall to reduce sidewall flexing and enable the trailer to track straighter, reducing the risk of sway.

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DOC States India Tire Makers Are Fair Traders

That brings us to the recent decision by the Department of Commerce (DOC) covering OTR tires imported from India. Indian manufacturers will not be forced to pay anti-dumping tariffs on the tires. Why? Because the DOC determined off-the-road tire makers in India have not sold products in the U.S. at less-than-fair-market prices.

I am pleasantly surprised by the decision. Too often, the decision to implement tariffs on imports, particularly from China, seems to be politically motivated. The DOC finding has renewed my faith in the system.

Hats off also go to ATC Tires Private Ltd. (a part of Alliance Tire Group) and Balkrishna Industries Ltd. The DOC says it based its review on data provided by the two Indian tire manufacturers.

The preliminary decision (more on that shortly) follows the DOC’s earlier preliminary decision to implement countervailing tariffs on OTR tires imported from India. In that case, the DOC said tire manufacturers from India and Sri Lanka were benefiting from subsidies. The tariffs range from 2.9% to 7.64%.

The final determination on the anti-dumping ruling is scheduled to be announced on Jan. 4, 2017 (for the countervailing ruling it is Oct. 28, 2016), and it could change. The DOC will continue to collect evidence in the interim.

But the DOC knows Alliance and BKT are not dumping their OTR tires into the U.S. market, and that should rule the day.

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DOC Tariffs on OTR Tires from India

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The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has preliminarily determined that off-the-road tires imported from India and Sri Lanka are benefitting from subsidies, and should be subject to countervailing tariffs.

In its India investigation, Commerce calculated a subsidy rate of 4.7 % for Balkrishna Industries Ltd., and a subsidy rate of 7.64% for ATC Tires Private Ltd., a part of Alliance Tire Group. All other producers and exporters of OTR tires in India have been assigned a preliminary subsidy rate of 6.17%.
As for the Sri Lanka investigation, a subsidy rate of 2.9% has been assigned to all exporters and producers, including Camso Loadstar.

And because the DOC has determined that “critical circumstances” exist with respect to certain exporters from both countries, the tariffs are retroactive, meaning the effective date of these tariffs is already in effect. The DOC first will publish these findings in the Federal Register — likely in the next week — and then it will count back 90 days. That date will signal the start date for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to begin collecting the tariffs.

What’s next?

The DOC will continue its investigation, and will announce its final determinations on Oct. 28. There’s always a chance that ruling will be delayed however, since there are opportunities for the petitioners (Titan Tire Corp. and the United Steelworkers) to request an extension.

If the DOC does affirm its preliminary ruling at the final stage, then the U.S. International Trade Commission will vote once again to confirm that OTR tires from India and/or Sri Lanka are materially injuring, or threatening injury, to the U.S. OTR tire industry.

If either agency changes its mind, the countervailing tariffs will be canceled.

The ITC is scheduled to issue its final ruling 45 days after the DOC makes its final determinations — on Dec. 12.

Read the DOC’s fact sheet here.

Keep in mind, however, that this represents only one part of the tariff question being investigated by the DOC. The agency conducts separate investigations of whether products are benefitting from subsidies, and whether products are being dumped in the domestic market at too-low prices. The DOC is scheduled to announce the preliminary results of its dumping investigation of OTR tires on Aug. 11.

It will get slightly easier to keep track of the OTR tire tariff after that. The DOC has agreed to align the two investigations, and release its final findings in both the countervailing and anti-dumping cases on the same date in October.

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5 Things to think about when buying a Hoist

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Purchasing a new lift is an investment.  Therefore we want to help you be sure you are making the right decision when it comes to this large purchase. Whether you are a shop owner, car collector, or farmer we want to help you be sure to get into the right lift for your situation.  We have compiled a list of 5 things to consider before purchasing a 4 post lift.

A few major benefits of four-post vehicle lifts are they are easy to install, use and maintain. The hardest part about four-post lift ownership is the initial decision about which one will suit your needs the best.

Following are five factors to consider when buying a four-post lift.

1. Length. The wheelbases of the vehicles being lifted will play the most important role in four-post lift selection. First, the lift buyer should determine the wheelbase of the longest vehicle he or she is going to service. This number will determine the length of the lift. To accommodate a variety of wheelbase requirements, four-post lift runways can be ordered in many different lengths. When setting up a four-post lift bay, it is important to plan for adequate space in front of and behind the lift, taking the runways and any ramps into account.

2. Capacity. Once it is determined what length will be sufficient for the shop’s wheelbase needs, it is time to consider the weight of the vehicles that will be lifted. Since most vehicles – up to and including Class 3 pickup trucks like the Ford F-350 – weigh less than 14,000 lbs., a 14,000 lb. capacity lift will be sufficient for many facilities. If a shop services work trucks and other heavy fleet vehicles, it might be beneficial to select a four-post lift with 18,000 or 30,000 lbs. of capacity. A four-post lift’s physical footprint and rise time will typically increase with capacity, so the ability to lift heavier vehicles may come with space and efficiency tradeoffs. In general, 40,000-60,000 lb. capacity four-post lifts should be reserved for buses, RVs and Class 8 trucks.

3. Speed. When it comes to a facility’s productivity and profitability, every second counts. The faster the technician can raise the vehicle, the sooner he or she can get to work and complete each job. To further increase productivity, the company suggests a drive-thru model that has ramps on each end. This enables the vehicle to be driven on and off the lift in one direction, preventing congestion on the shop floor.

4. Accessibility. Four-post lifts are available with either an open front or closed front design. An open front design eliminates the crossbeam between the runways at the front of the lift, which makes it easier for technicians to access engine and front suspension components. Increased accessibility and work space can be beneficial, but they are not necessary for all applications. Since open front lifts have wider footprints than closed front lifts, facilities with space restrictions and narrow bays may be better served by a closed front design.

5. Versatility. While length, capacity and configuration selections will be primarily determined by the types of vehicles serviced, other options are available that can greatly increase the versatility of a four-post lift. For instance, if a shop plans on using the lift for wheels-free tire and brake work, rolling jacks are a must-have.  Bolt-on retrofit kits are available, making it easy to increase the versatility of four-post lifts already in place.

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Benefits of Bias Trailer Tires

Have you ever wondered ‘What’s the difference between radial and bias ply trailer tires? and Which should I put on my trailer?’  If you find yourself wondering these things, let us help inform you of the differences and the which build would be optimal for your specific application.
We often get customers who come in that have tires that are designed for cars, light trucks and trucks and are not meant for use on trailers. The construction of the tires is not designed for applications. A radial tire meant for a car or truck is not the same tire in functional design as the tire used on a trailer. Therefore, we recommend to switch customers into a tire that say ST on the sidewall.
What Is The Difference Between A Radial And Bias Ply Trailer Tire?

The main feature that separates the radial trailer tire from the bias ply trailer tire is the tire’s belt construction. The cord material (often nylon and steel) also often differs between the two. The differences here affect many functional aspects of the tire.
A radial trailer tire is constructed with steel belts of the tire running at a 90 degree angle of the tread center line.

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A bias ply trailer tire is constructed with nylon belts of the tire running at a 30-45 degree angle of the tread center line.

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What Are The Benefits Of Choosing The RADIAL Trailer Tire Construction?

Runs Cooler
Steel Belted – Results in tougher overall construction
Longer Tread Life
Wider Footprint

What Are The Benefits Of Choosing The BIAS PLY Trailer Tire Construction?

Crosshatch construction provides stronger/tougher sidewalls
Due to the design of the tire’s construction, bias ply want to roll straight as the trailer itself often does
Generally Less Expensive

What Is The Best Choice For My Application?

Long Trips, Regular Trailer Use = RADIAL TIRE
Short Trips, Tandem axle trailers, Infrequent Use = BIAS PLY TIRE

Typically a trailer tire needs replacing due to ‘dry rot’ before the tire’s tread is exhausted. The Department of Transportation (DOT) recommends replacing tires (ALL Tires) at least every six (6) years. The key piece of information here is that the recommendation is based on ‘Years’ rather than ‘Mileage’. The general rule of thumb for mileage you can get out of your trailer tire is about 25,000 miles.

We offer both Radial and Bias Ply Trailer Tires in our online store, at some of the best prices online.Please feel free to give us a call at 888-513-8473.

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Hankook Increases Support of Disabled American Veterans

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Hankook Tire America Corp. continued its support of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with a donation of $150,000 to fund 2016 partnership activities, including four mobile service office stops. The company also introduced the Hankook Heroes program to recognize veterans.

Hankook gave its donation to the DAV at the Cincinnati Reds’ Military Appreciation Day Game at the Great American Ball Park on June 12.

During the ceremony, Hankook Tire America Corp. President Hee-Se Ahn presented DAV Executive Director Barry Jesinoski with a $150,000 check, which increases Hankook’s support in helping to provide free services to veterans of all generations where they live.

Additionally, Hankook is kicking off its Hankook Heroes program. The company says anyone can recognize a hero who has served the country by sharing a photo and brief story in the Hankook Heroes online gallery. Heroes will be entered for a chance to receive a set of Hankook tires. For those looking to thank a hero in their life, visit HankookHeroes.com

Under the renewed partnership, Hankook will support DAV through:

* sponsorship of select Hankook-DAV mobile service office stops in Arizona, Tennessee and Pennsylvania; and

* continued veteran support including sponsorship of select RecruitMilitary veteran job fairs across the country, all Cincinnati Reds Military Appreciation Days throughout the 2016 baseball season, and the DAV 5K Atlanta, as well as involvement in the DAV National Convention, among other partnership activities.

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“Hankook is proud to increase its partnership with DAV and launch the Hankook Heroes recognition program to further support and thank the men and women who have served,” says Ahn. “Hankook is committed to helping the veteran community, and together with DAV, we know we can continue to help provide American veterans with access to receive the benefits and services they need following their military service.”

Mobile Service Office stops

As part of Hankook’s commitment to helping people through mobility, Hankook will host four of this year’s DAV Mobile Service Office (MSO) stops. MSO vehicles bring free services, such as assistance filing claims for Veteran Affairs benefits, directly to veterans where they live.

This year, Hankook will bring DAV’s MSO to service local veterans at Discount Tire in Phoenix, on Sept. 14; Gateway Tire in Gallatin, Tenn. on Sept. 15; Gateway Tire in Clarksville, Tenn. on Sept. 16; and CJ’s Tire in Philadelphia on Oct. 12.

At the MSO stops, certified DAV National Service Officers will be available in the “office on wheels” to ensure veterans who sacrificed for the nation receive the benefits they earned.

“Hankook’s increased partnership, including hosting four MSO stops this year, enables us to better fulfill our promise to serve America’s veterans across the country,” says Marc Burgess, DAV National Adjutant and CEO.

“Whether it’s helping veterans obtain access to benefits and services where they live, get new jobs, or improve their quality of life, we’re so grateful for Hankook’s continued support and dedication to helping the men and women who served.”

Veteran job fairs

To further Hankook and DAV’s commitment to providing veterans with the benefits and services they need in their hometowns, Hankook will also sponsor 10 of DAV’s RecruitMilitary veteran job fairs.

The upcoming Hankook sponsored job fairs include: Washington D.C. on June 23, Tampa on July 21, Dallas on Aug. 25, Miami on Sept. 8, Atlanta on Oct. 2, Minneapolis on Oct. 13 and San Diego on Dec. 1.

The RecruitMilitary veteran job fairs connect veterans with employers looking to hire American veterans in order to help them get back into the workforce and able to care for their families.

Other DAV support

As part of the 2016 partnership, Hankook and DAV also co-sponsored all five of the Cincinnati Reds’ Military Appreciation Day baseball games, and Hankook will participate in the DAV National Convention on July 31-Aug. 3 and the DAV 5K Atlanta on Nov. 12.

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Continental Opens High Performance Technology Center

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Continental AG has opened a High Performance Technology Center (HPTC) in Korbach, Germany, next to its existing production facilities. The company says the center “is moving tire production into the digital age.”
The HPTC will operate like “a research department on the shop floor,” Continental says.

“In addition to producing ultra-high-performance tires to meet the exacting requirements of high-powered sports cars, we will also be building test tires as we develop and trial new manufacturing processes in Korbach,” says Plant Manager Lothar Salokat. “Using cutting-edge technology, we document every detail of our research and development projects so that our innovations can then be rolled out in Continental tire plants worldwide.”

In a first for Continental, all HPTC’s machinery is completely networked via sensor systems and software. The tire maker calls this approach “Industry 4.0”, and it allows every step in the process and the behavior of the materials during processing to be fully documented.
“As a result, our tire-building experts, chemists and physicists are able to design cutting-edge processes and monitor every detail of their suitability for industrial-scale tire production,” says Georg Reichert, HPTC project manager in charge of construction in Korbach. “This means that from now on we can carry out even ultra-short production run testing on the conventional tire-making machinery used across Continental. Changes to individual materials and production steps and to vulcanization temperatures and times can be simulated and then their impact on the finished tire can be investigated in vehicle tests.”

The center includes everything usually found in a tire-building plant. The rubber compounds required for the individual components are produced consistently in line with their recipe; steel cord and textile cutters are available for producing the semi-finished products, as are extruders, various tire-building machines and hot presses for vulcanization.

While all the tire-building machines meet Continental’s usual standards, individual segments of the green tire can be cured at different temperatures. This kind of “multi-zone” heating can be used for test series, for example, to enable detailed monitoring of the chemical reactions that take place during vulcanization.
The center in Korbach, which opened June 7, is located on the site of a Continental plant that produces passenger tires, industrial tires, bicycle tires, motorcycle tires, as well as rubber hoses for ContiTech.

Continental invested 45 million euros in the HPTC, and created 80 new jobs with its opening. The center will carry out some research and development work as well. That work typically had been done only in the company’s Hanover location.

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