Tires and wheels

Wheel-Check’s loose nut, hot wheel identification device

Wheel-Check is designed to identify a loose wheel nut and is heat-sensitive to help prevent brake and bearing problems. When the wheel nuts are torqued properly, a Wheel-Check can be placed on each wheel nut in a uniform pattern; once a wheel nut has loosened, the attached Wheel-Check will appear out of sequence for easy identification. If a brake binds or a bearing seizes, the heat is transferred through the stud and nut; once the ...

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American Racing’s custom truck wheels

American Racing Custom Wheels’ ATX Series “Big Rig” Custom Wheels for semi-trucks are available in four designs and finished in a highly detailed satin black with special window milling or a traditional bright luster polish. The wheels also can be manufactured with a color finish specified by the customer for a customized personal appearance. They are manufactured with high-quality forged 6061 aluminum alloy and are engineered for high load limits. The wheels also feature bolt-on ...

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Michelin launches premium X Multi D Regional Drive Tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires launched its X Multi D Regional Drive Tire designed to provide premium mileage, scrub resistance and traction in regional, urban and light-construction and medium-duty applications. User segments, according to the company, include less-than-truckload, pickup-and-delivery, food and beverage, energy, construction and other vocational segments. Key performance attributes include long-lasting tread life, all-weather traction, scrub resistance and a durable casing, all targeting enhanced driver satisfaction. The X Multi D, which replaces Michelin’s XDE M/S, is ...

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Bridgestone America’s Firestone wide-base radial

Bridgestone America’s Firestone FS818 wide-base radial tire is engineered for all-position use in on-and-off-highway severe-service applications. Suited for higher payloads and added flotation, the tire uses special tread compounds to help resist cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear. It is designed with a deep self-cleaning tread pattern for added traction and long original mileage, while stone rejector platforms in every groove offer added durability. Block sipes help slice through water and provide added grip on ...

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Pirelli’s long-haul drive tire

Pirelli’s SmartWay-verified Pentathlon D long-haul drive tire is designed for high mileage, energy efficiency, even wear, high traction and high retreadability. A dual-layer tread compound is incorporated into the design to facilitate long-lasting performance, while a specialized undertread compound translates to lower rolling resistance, fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions. An optimized pattern geometry and belt evolution is engineered for durable even wear, and a directional tread pattern adds to grip on both wet and dry ...

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Cooper’s Roadmaster RM180+(EM) gets new load range

Cooper's Roadmaster RM180+(EM) SmartWay-verified steer tire line now is available in load range H for sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 to help accommodate increasingly heavier steer axles. Suited for long-haul applications, the tire features a highway tread pattern and optimized footprint to help promote even wear and, when combined with its high-tensile strength four-belt construction, deliver longer tread mileage and added durability and retreadability while also facilitating low-rolling resistance for improved fuel economy. Cooper Tire & Rubber ...

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TP Commercial Solutions’ all-position tire

TP Commercial Solutions’ Formula Driver II tire is suited for long-haul and regional all-position applications as part of Pirelli’s Tier II Formula Brand. The company’s proprietary Spiral Advanced Technology for Truck engineering for the tire’s structure is designed to enhance uniform wear, tire life, handling and retreadability. An optimized tread pattern featuring siping at the groove edges helps resist irregular wear for added mileage, while large circumferential grooves combined with the optimized structure facilitates added stability and handling ...

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