Meet the Newest General Truck Tires

March 21, 2022

Continental Tire the Americas LLC has updated its General-brand commercial truck tires with new long-haul products for the steer, drive and trailer positions.

The General HS 2 steer tire, General HD 2 drive tire, and General HT+ trailer tire represent the second generation of General commercial tires. All three are SmartWay-verified, and Continental says the tires' mileage and durability both have been improved.

Continental says the General HS 2 long haul, highway steer tire offers an improved footprint for 50% better mileage and improved wear versus the General HS. The improved tread compound contributes to low rolling resistance for fuel efficiency. Shoulder and decoupler groove modifications add enhanced durability for resistance to cuts and tears. The tire also features a retreadable casing. It is available in 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 295/75R22.5, and 285/75R22.5 sizes in Load Range H with 19/32-inch tread depth.

The General HD 2 drive tire features a closed shoulder tread design which provides even tread wear and enhanced wet traction. The advanced tread compound provides improved mileage and durability versus the General HD, while still providing low rolling resistance for fuel economy. The tire's patented groove technology leads to minimum stone retention, extending casing life and retreadability. It is available in 11R22.5 (Load Range G and H), 295/75R22.5 (G), 11R24.5 (G and H), and 285/75R22.5 sizes, with a 28/32-inch tread depth.

Continental says the General HT+  trailer tire offers a 20% mileage improvement and greater resistance to cut/chip/chunk damage compared to the General HT. The low rolling resistance design provides fuel efficiency, and the tire is GHG 2 (Greenhouse Gas Phase II) compliant in the 295/75R22.5 (G) and 285/75R24.5 (G) sizes. The 11R22.5 (G) and 11R24.5 (G) are SmartWay verified. It is also available in 255/70R22.5 (H) size. The General HT+ features a self-cleaning tread design and groove geometry to prevent stone trapping for extended casing life and retreadability. The tire has a 13/32-inch tread depth, with the exception of the 255/70R22.5 (H) size with a tread depth of 18/3-inch.

The tires carry a six year, three retreads warranty.

The company unveiled the three new products at the 2022 Mid-America Trucking Show.