August, 2002 Archives - Tire Review Magazine
Axle-Specific Tires

Axle-Specific Tires It’s been common practice in the trucking industry to equip Class 5 and larger vehicles with different tire designs on steer, drive and tag or trailer axles. The primary reasons for this are performance and economics. No surprises there, but we need to take a closer look to understand some of the underlying

Battling Wheel Slip

Battling Wheel Slip Wheel slippage has long been a point of concern in the tire industry, usually with high output engines and high torque applications – primarily farm equipment and commercial trucks. For the most part, these tire/wheel slip situations caused little more than brief consternation and had minimal impact on tire or vehicle performance.

Wiring in the Profits

Wiring in the Profits Have you really ever noticed just how many vehicles have wire wheels on them? How often have you been driving around town and think to yourself, "Wouldn’t it be nice to capture some of that market?" Building on the selling techniques that we’ve discussed in the last few issues of this

Back to Black: Lampe Looks Back on a Long Two Years and What It Took For BFAH to Recover

It was two years ago this month that Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. – and the tire industry – changed for all time. On that day, BFS announced the recall of millions of tires, a single voluntary act that set off a chain of events – including the TREAD Act – the tire industry will feel for decades

Twist and Turn: Monster Profits On These Micro-Machines For Smart Dealers

Twist and Turn Monster Profits On These Micro-Machines For Smart Dealers Construction is slowly improving and the agriculture market looks reasonably solid this year. So does that mean the skid-steer market should do well? If dealers look solely at those two factors, they’d be missing a big piece of the pie. Yes, the skid-steer market