Continental Announces New Truck Tire Products
December 17, 2013 - Products
Continental announced that the HTL1 wide single truck tire is now available as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive or trailer tires in sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5.
Wide single truck tires like the Continental HTL1are often used in liquid and dry bulk hauling applications where weight is a concern, or by fleets seeking to take advantage of weight savings for greater fuel efficiency by reducing the number of wheel and rim assemblies.
Continental’s HTL1 ContiTread matches the tread pattern of the new tire, and features 13/32-inch tread depth as well as a fuel efficient rib pattern.
Continental Tire the Americas’ Commercial Vehicle Tire group also announced it has recently received low rolling resistance retread technology verification for another new product under the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership. The HDR2 Eco Plus, a fuel-efficient drive tire which was verified a short time ago by SmartWay for use in drive positions on class 8, line-haul tractors.
The HDR2 Eco Plus is now the 21st in a line of Continental new and retreaded truck tire products that are currently listed as verified by SmartWay, and the HTL1 ContiTread will be submitted to SmartWay for verification, according to the company.
The HDR2 Eco Plus features 30/32-inch tread depth, an open shoulder design for excellent traction without sacrificing even wear, and gives approximately 20% less rolling resistance in regional applications than the HDR2. The tire is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5.