Rigid dump trucks will be more capable of withstanding the sharp gravel, rocks and stones in their paths with the RDT-Master CR tire from Continental Tire the Americas LLC, which features a new cut-resistant compound. The demands placed on off-the-road tires, especially at mining and construction sites, are constantly increasing. But each piece of equipment also needs tires created and customized for its specific application, and Continental says the RDT-Master cut-resistant (CR) tire has been developed specifically for the aggressive terrain where resistance to high abrasion and cut and chip are required.
The tire features a newly developed polymer meshing system, with high synthetic rubber and selected components, and offers both good protection and wear resistance while still maintaining good levels of heat dissipation. The RDT-Master CR tire has high carcass protection against cuts and damages by foreign objects, and an open shoulder design for good self-cleaning abilities and enhanced traction.
The new compound complements the standard compound for the RDT-Master which is best suited for mixed applications on different surfaces. The RDT-Master ST offers a well-balanced intermediate compound that covers longer load cycles than its cut-resistant counterpart while still offering a good abrasion resistance.