Tires

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) recently announced the introduction of the company's MasterCore off-the-road (OTR) tire line. MasterCore tires are engineered for ultra-high durability with performance that can be customized to various mine sites and operations.

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Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) has completed the purchase of the iTrack Solutions Business from UK-based Transense Technologies PLC (Transense). iTrack is a provider of tire management solutions for the off-the-road (OTR) vehicle market. The business offers a comprehensive tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) specially designed for mining tires.

Titan International Inc. — producer of Titan wheels and Titan tires — has introduced the industry's highest ply ratings for two of its existing OTR product lines — the Titan CM100 and the Titan CM150. This higher ply rating allows for carrying significantly heavier loads, and doing so with greater durability and a longer life.

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Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced that its off-the-road (OTR) plant in Bloomington, Ill., recently achieved the Gold Level in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Certification. The SQEP Certification demonstrates the strong values and ethical principles of Bridgestone in conducting business, as well as the company's commitment to collaborate with Caterpillar to implement a culture for "zero-defects" across the supply chain.

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced the expansion of its popular Firestone VersaBuilt All Traction (AT) radial tire line. Designed primarily for loaders and graders, the new Firestone VersaBuilt AT 14.00R24 tire is engineered to provide improved traction, versatility and dependable performance in a variety of environments, helping deliver improved productivity on the jobsite.

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) will showcase its portfolio of off-the-road (OTR) products and technologies at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Aggregates Academy and Expo (AGG1) and World of Asphalt 2018 Show and Conference, March 6-8 in Houston at booth #1352.

The tires on your skid steer loader contribute to your productivity and profitability in a big way. So, give them serious consideration. Choosing a low-price option may seem like a good idea at first, but there is a price to be paid when you cut corners on quality — a price that usually shows up as expensive downtime and a shorter service life that costs you in the long run.

Advance Tire Inc. recently added an L4 solid skid steer tire to its solid tire line. Known as the Contender, it has an improved solid tire design with 30 percent more wearable rubber than traditional directional solid tires, according to the manufacturer.