The newest 19.5-inch tires for Class 4 trucks are among the products Continental is highlighting at the TMC Annual 2020 scheduled for Feb. 25-27 in Atlanta, Ga.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC is displaying a variety of products and technologies in booth #3557 during the event, which is formerly known as the American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.
The new tires are the Conti HSR+ heavy steer regional tire and Conti HDR+ heavy drive regional tire. Continental says these tires deliver significant performance improvements in mileage and cut-and-chip performance, without sacrificing scrub resistance.
Continental says its regional 19.5-inch tires are ideal for on/off-road regional applications, such as utility, where traction is necessary in combination with excellent on-road mileage. The tires deliver high performance on highway at speeds up to 87 mph under full load, traveling up to 300 miles daily, and then under off-road conditions once they reach their destination. The durable casings are warrantied for retreading.
Using a new cap/base tread compound, the tires deliver a 15% improvement in cut-and-chip performance and 12% expected increase in mileage versus the Conti HSR and Conti HDR predecessor products. The Conti HSR+ is also available with a matching retread, the ContiTread HSR 16/32-inch all-position retread.
In addition to the new 19.5-inch products, Continental is adding a new size to its HDL2 DL and HDL2 DL Eco Plus drive tires: 295/75R22.5. Continental says the new size allows fleets to spec the same size tire on both the steer and drive axle, simplifying casing management.
Om 2019, Continental debuted its newest digital tire monitoring solution at TMC, the ContiPressureCheck Solo trailer TPMS. This system, along with the ContiPressureCheck TPMS for trucks and the ContiConnect Yard Reader platform for fleet yards will also be on display. Many of the digital tire monitoring solutions can also be integrated with telematics partners, such as PeopleNet, Geotab, Zonar, or Truck-Lite Co.’s Road Ready for trailers.
For more information on Continental’s commercial truck products, visit www.continental-truck.com.
For more information on TMC’s annual meeting, visit https://tmcannual.trucking.org/