Michelin Expands X One Tire and Retread Offering

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July 14, 2015

Designing, Testing Tires for Drop-Deck Trailers Challenging
<p><strong>Wide-spread tandems, especially on drop-decks, can subject tires to extreme lateral forces in sharp turns</strong>. <em>Photo via Utility Trailer Mfg. &nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> Dropdeck trailers with spread-axle tandems are torture on tires. Tom Berg explores one tire maker's quest to design a product to stand up to the beating in his Trailer Talk blog.

Michelin Expands X One Tire and Retread Offering
Michelin has expanded its X One Multi Energy offering by adding in new sizes to the wide-base single trailer tire and retread lines.

Giti Rolls Out Regional, Mixed-Service Drive Tires
<p><strong>Giti Tire's (USA) GT Radial GDR619</strong></p> Giti Tire offers two new drive tires, one a medium-duty regional tire, the other a heavy-duty mixed-service tire for on/off road applications.

Bridgestone Retread Designed for Tandem Axle Tractors
Bridgestone Commercial introduced the Bandag B760 FuelTech drive tire retread, designed for tandem-axle tractors in truckload and less-than-truckload applications.

Goodyear Expands Commercial Tire & Service Center Network
The Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network is expanding with the opening of three new locations.

Timken Adds Wheel End Parts Line
Timken's new line of commercial vehicle wheel end components is designed to complement the company’s vehicle seals.

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Volvo's VNR Regional Tractor in Winston-Salem, N.C
The star of the show was the Visionary airless tire-and-wheel concept revealed by Michelin June 14. The design includes 3D-printable tread, connectivity, and complete recyclability as well as"ultra-durability" from its honeycomb structure. Photos: David Cullen
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