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CTNA rolls out two new medium truck tires

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Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) will begin selling its new HSL2 Eco Plus (Heavy Steer Long Haul) and HDL2 Eco Plus (Heavy Drive Long Haul) medium truck tires in size 295/60R22.5 this month.

"These truck tires are a full three inches shorter than the 275/80R22.5 sizes, but each has 1,215 more pounds of additional carrying capacity in a single fitment for Load Range G," say CTNA officials.

The HSL2 Eco Plus features a specialized tread design with wide shoulder ribs and narrow tread grooves, according to CTNA officials.

The HDL2 Eco Plus' tread design contains an arrow-shaped, directional pattern, "which minimizes typical drive tire wear effects seen in this application and results in longer wear."

Both tires "offer large capacity and car-carrier trucks the ability to carry more weight without sacrificing the vehicle's height," says Clif Armstrong, Continental's director of marketing for Commercial Vehicle Tires, the Americas.

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