truck and bus tires

Toyo Tires Plans 2020 Launch for New Truck and Bus Tire With Improved Fuel Efficiency

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) has announced plans to launch the Nanoenergy M176, a ribbed truck and bus tire that is able to reduce rolling resistance by around 9 percent – and in turn improve fuel efficiency – when compared to the company’s existing products. The new tire is set to hit the Japanese market this upcoming January. Making use of...

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Michelin Japan to Launch New All-Season Truck and Bus Tire

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the Michelin X Multi Grip Z, an all-season truck and bus tire, to the Japanese market this November. The tire will be available in the size of 11R22.5. Developed for large vehicles traveling medium to long distances, the new tire has a number of characteristics that help it maximize the productivity...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches Retread-Friendly Tire for Low-Floor Buses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has launched sales of its 507U tire with rib-lug treads that have been designed especially for low-floor buses. The 507U was developed to improve performance at the barrier-free curbs being introduced at an increasing number of bus stops, as well as to better accommodate retreading. It features thicker rubber on the shoulder of the tire,...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New All-Season Tire for Community Buses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) on July 16 launched sales of its LT751R all-season tire for community buses. The tire excels in resistance to uneven wear as well as to wear in general. The tire comes in one size, 205/80R17.5 120/118L, with open pricing. The LT751R tire has been specially developed for use on community buses, which operate on routes...

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Sumitomo Rubber Begins Brazilian Production for Truck and Bus Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has finished constructing new facilities for truck and bus (TB) tire production at its Brazil Factory, with operations here having launched on March 1. The move comes in an effort to provide more stable supply of TB tires in the Brazilian market while also avoiding risks posed by foreign exchange rates....

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Michelin Japan to Launch New Truck and Bus Tire

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the Michelin X Multi D+, a new tire made specifically for use with truck and bus driveshafts. The tire will be available in two sizes, with the 295/80R22.5 version launching on March 1 and the 11R22.5 slated for launch on May 1. Prices have been left to the discretion of distributors....

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