Continental Tires has introduced its Generation 5 truck tires for regional applications. The tires will be available in the North American market in the last quarter of 2023.
The Conti HSR5, a regional all-position tire, and the Conti HDR 5, a regional drive tire, were developed over the past few years at research and development centers in Hannover, Germany, and Uvalde, Texas.
Both tires have the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) certification, are sensor-ready and can be retreaded.
The Conti HSR 5 and Conti HDR 5 are replacing the Conti Hybrid HS3 and Conti Hybrid HD3 tire offerings.
Some of the Generation 5 tires will have RFID capabilities enabling a fleet to know the make/model, serial number, unique identification number and size of the tire. This technology helps fleets improve tire asset management and tracking the total life cycle of the tire.
“When a tire is enabled with Continental digital technology such as Gen II sensor and RFID tag, the tire becomes an object for life with complete tracking for maintenance, retreading and transparency for fleet managers,” said Shaun Uys, Continental's head of the U.S. market truck tire replacement. “In fact, Ford has selected the Conti HSR 5 and HDR 5 tires in the 19.5-inch size as the OE fitments for its new 2023 Ford F450 and F550.”
Continental Tires' Conti HSR5
The Conti HSR 5, with handling specifically developed for Class 4 and 5 trucks, is engineered with tread compounds that deliver improved rolling resistance and durability, company officials said in a press release.The full width siping provides traction and improved handling throughout the life of the tire.
The Conti HSR5 is available in tire size 225/70R19.5 load range G, at 16/32-inch tread depth.
Continental Tires' Conti HDR 5
The Conti HDR 5 tire incorporates 3D matrix siping for improved traction and tire wear. The open shoulder grooves help deliver traction without compromising tread life, while the new tread compounds have been used with the objective of improving rolling resistance and durability.
The Conti HDR 5 is available in tire size 225/70R19.5, load range G, at 16/32-inch tread depth.
Continental Tires' Conti Scandinavia HD3
Available in the United States and Canada in Q2 2023, the Conti Scandinavia HD3 is a regional drive tire for use in extreme weather conditions.
The directional M+S tread pattern delivers even wear and traction in snow or mud, while the all-season compounding delivers performance during any season, Continental officials said in a press release.
The tire is engineered with multiple sipe technologies including 3D siping to provide traction during winter weather conditions throughout the life of the tire. It also comes with the 3PMSF certification.
The tire is available in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 size, load range H and 27/32-inch tread depth.
The Continental 3G casing is designed with high-tensile-strength steel belts capable of supporting multiple retreads and has an extended fourth belt for enhanced retreadability.
The tire can be sensor ready and can have RFID capabilities.
A matching retread — the ContiTread Scandinavia HD3 — is available now for a complete cradle-to-grave tire offering.
These tires come with Continental’s Limited Warranty Adjustment Policy. This includes coverage against defects in workmanship and materials for seven years or three retreads from the date of manufacture when retreaded by an authorized dealer.
[Editor's Note: This item was updated on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. CT to correct tire sizes.]