General brand launches three tires at MATS

March 30, 2015

In celebration of 100 years of innovation, experience and reliability, Continental Tire the Americas LLC's General Tire brand unveiled three new highway truck tires at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky.

The General HS is a new long haul steer tire featuring an enhanced tread design, fuel-efficient compounding, and an upgraded casing platform. The five rib tread pattern, including a straight groove bottom design, promotes even wear and high removal mileage. Additionally, the grooves feature pyramidal shaped stone ejectors to prevent stone retention and increase retreadability. Upgraded compounding in the General HS leads to longer removal mileage while still delivering optimal fuel economy, the company says. The casing features an enhanced bead to belt package increasing overall durability for maximum retreadability. All of these components utilize proven technology and combine to deliver optimized long haulage performance. The General HS tire will be available in May 2015 with the release of the 295/75R22.5 (Load Range H) and will continue with the following sizes:

11R22.5 (Load Range H)

11R24.5 (Load Range H)

​285/75R24.5 (Load Range H)  

The General HD, a long haul drive tire, features a deep 32/32nd closed shoulder tread design that offers high mileage and optimal fuel economy while also delivering traction in demanding applications. The proven tread block geometry promotes stiffness in the footprint which reduces excess block movement leading to lower rolling resistance and improved fuel economy. The groove bottom ejection system reduces stone retention and casing penetration leading to higher retreadability. The General HD tire will be available in April 2015 with the 11R22.5 (Load Range G) and will continue with the following sizes:

295/75R22.5 (Load Range G)

11R24.5 (Load Range G)

285/75R24.5 (Load Range G)  

The General HT, a long haul trailer tire delivers optimal removal mileage and flexibility through an improved tread pattern, the company says. The improved scuff rib protects the sidewalls from curbing and cutting therefore reducing damage to the tire and increasing retreadability. Additionally, the tire has an innovative stone repellent tread pattern with patented groove technology that leads to minimum stone retention thereby extending casing life. The launch of the General HT tire begins this month with 295/75R22.5 (Load Range G) and will continue with the following sizes:

11R22.5 (Load Range G)

255/70R22.5 (Load Range H)

11R24.5 (Load Range G)

285/75R24.5 (Load Range G)

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