Continental Adds Fuel Efficient Steer Tire
August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
The new Continental HSL2 (Heavy Steer Long Haul) steer tire is the first in a series of fuel efficient tires.
Designed as an all-position steer tire for long haul, over-the-highway use, the HSL2 uses enhancements in tire technology to extend tire life while increasing the fuel economy benefits of the steer axle position.
Continental's HSL2 features a tread compound that provides a increase in removal miles along with the qualities necessary to increase fuel economy. The patented FlexLock technology offers an interlocking mechanism that promotes even tread wear across the footprint and increases stability. Additional vertical sipes paired with FlexLock help prevent excessive heat build-up in the tire's shoulder.
The HSL2 also features Continental's Visual Alignment Indicators located on the shoulder ribs. The VAI system assists users in visually identifying tire tracking irregularities within the first 5/32 inch of tire wear, so that mechanical adjustments to the vehicle can be made in order to extend the life of the tire.
The HSL2 is available in the following sizes:
More info: www.conti-online.com