Based on feedback from tire retailers in our network and industry interviews and reports, the beginning of 2018 should be a challenging year in relation to supply of certain sizes of earthmover (OTR) tires.
It appears that global demand for new equipment and volume has increased more than expected. The result is already visible for size tires over 29.5R25.
Several of our distributors have reported that certain tire sizes are unavailable since the beginning of 2018…
Therefore, we must immediately anticipate future needs:
I invite you to estimate your future consumption and validate the availability of products from your suppliers. Taking care of tire casings and preventive maintenance for repairs will also be an important issue in such situations!
For those who would like more information:
Industry on the Rise: Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Industry Report with Yokohama’s Bruce Besancon
The Future of Off-the-Road Tires to 2022
Daniel Marleau – CEO LanOTR