MTD Magazine - August 2014

COVER STORY:

Five must-follow technological trends


By: Kevin Rohlwing

When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V8 motor, he chose to build an engine with all eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine block in one piece. Ford replied, “Produce it anyway.”

FEATURES

5 must-follow technological trends

From tread compounds to infotainment systems, these advancements will be commonplace in our industry before you know it.

Run-flats: what a difference a decade makes

Tire makers strive for comfort as OE fitments increase; consumers are still not buying replacements

COMMERCIAL TIRE DEALER

Clip-ons or bags?

The benefits of balancing commercial tires and wheels are proven; it's the process that is sometimes debated

Guiding buisness growth

This multi-tasking McCarthy Tire store manager is the next generation of leadership

Skid ster tread patterns go from all-purpose to purpose-built

Tire manufacturers design tires targeted to increase productivity in specific work environments

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MTD Magazine - August 2014
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