The demand for new buses and coaches drops -32.0% in 2020, with 3,996 vehicles joining UK roads. Single-deck registrations are down -58.7% to 755 units, driving overall decline. The sector calls for promised funding and bus strategy to be released urgently to support jobs, livelihoods and green ambition.
Agricultural and Industrial Tyres
UK HGV Registrations Fall -32.2% in 2020 as Operators Postpone Fleet Renewal
Truck registrations drop to 32,918 units following bumper 2019 and impact of pandemic. Falls seen in both rigids (-27.9%) and articulated trucks (-37.2%, and Q4 underwhelms with -10.9% fall despite pre-Christmas push in truck activity. The gradual return to pre-pandemic utilisation levels, however, provides hope for 2021.
Greater Load Capacity with the MICHELIN X WORKS Range
The MICHELIN X WORKS truck tyre range for mixed use has grown, adding a new dimension 385/65 R 22.5 MICHELIN X WORKS HLZ, with a load capacity of up to 10 tonnes per axle.
Next Generation Giti GAM831 Mixed Service Tyre Masters Mild and Severe Applications
The next generation Giti GAM831 mixed service all-position tyre has been launched in Europe, delivering significant mileage improvements and improved robustness in severe applications.
Kappeler Contractor Values the Stability and Large Contact Area of Bridgestone Tyres
For Kappeler, a tyre must be gentle on the turf and have a high mileage due to the heavy wear and tear on hilly terrain. Kappeler has selected Bridgestone’s agricultural tyres to fit seven of their John Deere tractors, counting on large contact area and road stability.
Bridgestone Offers a 10-year Warranty on Radial Agricultural Tyres
The 10-year warranty is only valid for products purchased directly from a Bridgestone Group tyre dealer or for the first assembly of a new vehicle (subject to the absence of separate warranties). Tyres must have an intact serial / DOT number and must not be repaired, rebutted or retreaded.
Falken’s Extended Tyre Range and Higher Load Ratings Take the Strain for Truck Operators
Starting from March 2021, Falken will increase its range of tyre fitments available for commercial vehicles, along with the load rating of select patterns.
BKT Presents 3 New V-FLEXA Sizes
Featuring VF technology, BKT’s flotation tyre, dedicated to agricultural trailers, supports more sustainable work in the field.
BKT Launches New AGRIMAX V-FLECTO Sizes
The BKT AGRIMAX tyre, created to improve the performance of high-powered tractors, will soon be available in 22 different sizes. All the new sizes are equipped with VF technology.
Winter Without Compromises: New Conti Scandinavia Tyre Family Now Complete
Generation 3 winter tyres for safe driving in wintry road conditions now complete with addition of 22.5-inch tyre. New technologies and special winter compound offer improved performance in terms of grip, mileage, rolling resistance and safety.