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Titan Expands Product Portfolio with 'T-Hawk' ATV/UTV Tires

American Tire Company Titan International Inc. adds new tires for Off Road vehicles

United States: US based tire manufacturer Titan International Inc. has expanded their product line for All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) in the United States market. The new tires known as ‘T-Hawk’ are featured with military-inspired tread design and enhances road ability.

Several other features associated with these tires include, longer wear and tear followed by quieter ride typically on hard-packed surfaces. Additionally, the tires support high lug-to-void ratio and flat tread profile.

The tires are designed in a two-belt, eight-ply bias structure and are currently available in two sizes - 26x10-12NHS and 26x10-14NHS in the American market. The tires have a speed rating of 50 mph and supports a maximum load of about 960 Lbs. for 26x10-12NHS and around 940 Lbs. for 26x10.00-14NHS.

Steve Strauss, General Manager, Titan Tire Corp. of Freeport says, “Its center riding rib make it a very smooth, durable tire for hard-pack surfaces, but its aggressive outside lugs provide excellent traction when needed, making it a solid all-seasons tire.”

TechSci Research believes that the company is one of the popular brands in the United States, however, by launching a new product line for Off Road vehicles in the country, would give Titan an access to a significant customer base present across United States. Additionally, the company would able to mark its presence in a better way in the OTR tire segment across the region in coming years.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, United States Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020’’, replacement tire segment accounted for more than 80% share in the United States tire market in 2014. However, the share of replacement tire segment is expected to decline over the forecast period, due to faster growth anticipated in the OEM tire segment. Passenger car tire segment accounted for the largest volume share of more than 80%, in the market in 2014, followed by light commercial vehicle, medium & heavy commercial vehicle, OTR and two-wheeler tire segments. Major tire players operating their tire manufacturing facilities in the US include Bridgestone, Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli, Michelin and Yokohama.

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