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BKT Showcases New Agrimax V-Flecto

The agricultural market is drastically changing, revolutionizing rules that just a short while ago appeared to be stringent and unchangeable.

Michelin ‘2 in 1’ Ag Tire Wins SIMA 2017 Innovation Gold Medal

Michelin North America Inc.’s “2 in 1” ag tire has earned the 2017 Innovation Gold Medal at SIMA, the Paris International Agri-Business Show. The “2 in 1” tire adjusts pressure and usage to allow farmers to operate more efficiently, Michelin said. To change its shape and footprint, the tire can transform from working at ultra-low

TIA Offering Advanced Hands-on Earthmover, Farm Tire Training

Tire Industry Association is now offering Advanced Hands-On Training for technicians in the earthmover and farm tire service industries. Designed to provide additional education for those that have completed the TIA Basic ETS and Basic FTS courses, students will receive comprehensive hands-on training using a service truck and hydraulic tools. “Nothing replaces hands-on instruction in

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Trelleborg Launching Virtual Reality App

Trelleborg is launching a new virtual reality app – “V-Reality” – featuring its agricultural tires during the EIMA 2016 in Bologna, Italy, Nov. 9-13. The app was developed in partnership with tractor manufacturers Massey Ferguson and CLAAS. Featuring 360-degree videos, the app will provide farming professionals with a visual experience that enables them to see

Ag Tires: Looking Ahead

Have you ever looked back at your high school yearbook? Look at yourself, all young and full of hope, maybe a little naïve about life. Look at that hair! Look at what you were wearing! What were you thinking? Don’t worry. I’m not singling you out. We were all there with you. In the ’70s,

Ag: A Story of Emotions, Volatility and Risk

Agriculture in 2016 is a story of intuition and data. For centuries, farmers have been successful in part by relying on their good intuition passed from generation to generation. Many farmers know when to plant, which crops will yield the most bushels per acre and the highest profits, and they trust their gut to know

Michelin Rolls Out Three New Ag Tires

Michelin North America is debuting three new ag tires – the Axiobib IF 750/75R46, Axiobib IF 650/65R38 and Bibload Hard Surface (HS) 440/80R24 – during the Ag in Motion Show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The AxioBib IF 750/75R46 and IF 650/65R38 offer a high load capacity and a low level of compaction for large mechanical front-wheel-drive

Conti Restarting Radial Ag Production

Continental AG will reclaim its agricultural tire brand from Mitas a.s. and start releasing radial ag tires in 2017, according to Tyres & Accessories. Continental’s announcement cuts short the trademark license agreement it made with Mitas. “Due the recent decision of the cartel authorities regarding the acquisition of Mitas, Continental is reclaiming its brand rights

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Michelin Rolls Out Three New Ag Tires

Michelin North America has unveiled three new agriculture tires—the SprayBib VF 480/80R46 177D, SprayBib VF 380/90R54 176D and CereXBib IF 1000/55R32 CFO 188A8. All three tires feature Michelin Ultraflex Technology designed to promote soil protection, fuel savings and longer service life, the tiremaker said. “As farm equipment has grown larger and heavier in recent years,

U.S. Job Openings Up, Qualified Workers Down

Recent reports show U.S. job openings have increased, but that doesn’t mean finding a job will be easy. American companies are struggling to find qualified workers. The United States Department of Labor released data on Tuesday that reported a near record 5.6 million job openings in December 2015 – just short of the all-time record

Titan Trade Injury Claims Just More of the Same

“Rinse and repeat.” Handy instructions on the back of a shampoo bottle. Also short-hand for witnessing the same sad thing over and over. A seemingly infinite loop. Like the movie “Groundhog Day,” only not nearly as funny. Titan International opened 2016 by filing petitions claiming “material injury” from imported OTR tires being “dumped” on the

Ag Market Player Trelleborg Gets a Bit Bigger

Tyres & Accessories magazine reported yesterday that Sweden’s Trelleborg AB has agreed to acquire the Czech Republic’s CGS Holding AS for approximately $1.25 billion. CGS Holding produces and sells Mitas brand agricultural tires and operates a plant in Charles City, Iowa. The two companies expect the deal to clear and be completed in the first