Continental Winter Tires vs All-Season Tires
Truck and Trailer Auction
This asset is for sale in an absolute, no-reserve Internet auction by Purple Wave on January 18, 2018
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2001 Kenworth W900B semi truck
821,212 miles on odometer
29,868 hours on meter
Caterpillar C15 14.6L L6 turbo diesel engine
Eaton Fuller 14613 13 speed manual transmission
Inter-axle differential lock
AC and heat
Air suspension seat
Air ride cab
Aerocab K175257 sleeper
Rear climate control
Aluminum headache rack
Dual exhaust stack
Dual fuel tanks
GVWR 48,000 lbs
FAWR 12,000 lbs
It’s located in Dallas, TX, and we’re selling it to the highest bidder regardless of price.
The Flynn’s Tire Company is a family owned business operated by the Flynn family in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Our founders established a reputation of service and value that continues throughout the organization today. We are a family that really knows the tire and auto service business.
Growing from a single location in Mercer Pennsylvania to 28 total locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, our company is still expanding. To serve our retail store network, Flynn’s Tire Company has four large warehouses strategically located to ensure that a large variety of tire sizes is available for our 19 retail outlets. As a result of our large buying power and network of locations, we have become a distributor of Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Hankook, General, Continental, Yokohama, Vogue, Toyo, Pirelli, and more, to other tire retailers, service stations, and car dealers in the Western PA and East/Central Ohio region. Our four Commercial Tire locations service commercial and farm/tractor suppliers and fleets. Additionally, Flynn’s Tire Company has a tire retread division to supply truck tires to the motor freight carrier industry.
The Flynn family members all participate in the organization at different levels. However, Flynn’s Tire considers all of its associates a part of an extended family and views them as valued members of the team. In fact, we believe we have the most knowledgeable, service-oriented staff anywhere in the tire business. Each and every one of our employees is committed to meeting the needs of our customers.
Perhaps Flynn’s mission statement says it best: “The mission of Flynn’s Tire Group is to serve our customers and community more effectively than anyone else can serve them. We strive to provide the friendliest and most efficient service possible, putting our customers first before anything else, and recognizing that our Company must merit and earn the respect and loyalty of our customers.”
From taking the order to getting it to you on time…nobody does it better.
Classic TV Commercials playlist:
“This flat tire needs a man… but… when there’s no man around… New Goodyear Double Eagle carries its own spare inside.”
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio. Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery.
The company was named after American Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber. The first Goodyear tires became popular because they were easily detachable and required little maintenance.
Goodyear is also known for the Goodyear Blimp. Though Goodyear had been manufacturing airships and balloons since the early 1900s, the first Goodyear advertising blimp flew in 1925. Today it is one of the most recognizable advertising icons in America. The company is the most successful tire supplier in Formula One history, with more starts, wins, and constructors’ championships than any other tire supplier. They pulled out of the sport after the 1998 season. It is the sole tire supplier for NASCAR series.
Goodyear is a former component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company opened a new global headquarters building in Akron in 2013…
Early history 1898–1926
The first Goodyear factory opened in Akron, Ohio, in 1898. The thirteen original employees manufactured bicycle and carriage tires, rubber horseshoe pads, and poker chips. The company grew with the advent of the automobile.
In 1901 Frank Seiberling provided Henry Ford with racing tires. In 1903, Paul Weeks Litchfield was granted a patent for the first tubeless automobile tire. By 1908 Ford was outfitting his Model T with Goodyear tires. In 1909 Goodyear manufactured its first aircraft tire.
In 1911 Goodyear started experimenting with airship design. It later manufactured airships and observation balloons for the United States Army Air Service during World War I. The transport and reconnaissance capabilities that Goodyear provided contributed significantly to the Allied victory.
In 1916, Litchfield found land in the Phoenix area suitable for growing long-staple cotton, needed for reinforcing rubber in tires. The 36,000 acres purchased were controlled by the Southwest Cotton Company, formed with Litchfield as president. (This included land that would develop into the towns of Goodyear and Litchfield Park.)
In 1924, Litchfield, as Goodyear Vice President, forged a joint venture with the German Luftschiffbau Zeppelin Company to form the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation.
By 1926 Goodyear was the largest rubber company in the world. Only four years earlier it was forced to temporarily halt production of racing tires due to heavy competition. Nevertheless, the popularity of the Goodyear tire on the racing circuit led to a popular demand for the return of the brand…
On August 5, 1927, Goodyear had its initial public offering and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
By 1930 Goodyear had pioneered what would later become known as “tundra tires” for smaller aircraft — their so-called low inflation pressure “airwheel” aviation wheel-rim/tire sets were initially available in sizes up to 46 inches (117 cm) in diameter.
For the next sixty years Goodyear grew to become a multinational corporation with multibillion-dollar earnings…
The number of deadly accidents related to big rig tires is on the rise, and federal regulators are pledging to find a way to reverse the disturbing trend. Jeff Pegues reports from Interstate 95 in Maryland, where increasing speed limits may be too much for tires to handle.