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What is the difference between radial tyres and diagonal tyres? 'Radial tyres' and 'diagonal tyres' are 2 terms that also apply to earth-moving tyres. The two tyre types are distinguished via their respective structures. Radial tyres Radial tyres were developed in 1946. There was a need for more flexible tyres, which were able to absorb shocks generated by road surfaces. These tyres are also stronger, which means machines can be operated at higher capacities. In radial tyres, steel cord plies are placed on the heel of the tyre, and a belt is placed across the casing. Because cord plies are...

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Every year, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) hosts a tire manufacturers’ panel discussion at the TIA OTR Tire Conference. In preparation for this year’s upcoming event in Tampa, Fla., Modern Tire Dealer asked the participants on last year’s annual panel discussion one question: How do you think the U.S. replacement OTR tire market will fare in 2019 and why? One manufacturer said he already has faced many challengers this year, but “all were positive.” Shawn Rasey, director of global earthmover business development for Continental Tire the Americas LLC, said there was a lot of unit growth in 2018. “OE market demand continued...

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has completely overhauled its OTR tyre website, www.goodyearotr.com, to “provide an enriched user experience and help mining, construction, quarry and port operations discover how Goodyear can help enhance their efficiencies and lower their operating costs.” Optimised for all devices, including mobile phones and tablets, and featuring robust search capabilities, the new site contains detailed information about: • Goodyear’s full portfolio of trusted OTR products, including tyres for mining, construction, quarry and port applications• Goodyear’s worldwide support capabilities, including its global network of manufacturing plants, dealers and distributors “that help ensure customers receive the right...

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What constitutes an OTR tire? Tires seem like very simple things, don’t they? Many people assume that a tire is just a basic round piece of rubber that is inflated by a tube. In the retail industry there are thousands of different variants of tire depending on the manufacturer and the use that it will be put to. Off-the-road tires or, OTR Tires are built to take a massive amount of weight and roll through conditions that would stop most cars dead. They all share 3 common types of construction: Bias – A Bias tire means that it is of...

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BELSHINA JSC is one of the world’s largest tiremakers. The company develops, markets, and sells more than 300 sizes of tires for most applications: PCR, TBR, OTR, and tires for tractors and agricultural vehicles. BELSHINA JSC is focused on mass production of high-quality tires that meet all safety, comfort and efficiency requirements of international standards DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 16949:2009. We maintain business relationships with more than 70 countries around the world and are open for mutually beneficial cooperation. The Company operates Giant Tire Plant, OTR Tire Plant, Car&Truck Tire Plant, Mechanical Plant, social facilities and other units...

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