Continental Expands General OTR Tire Line with TE95

March 30, 2021

Continental Tire the Americas LLC has expanded its General brand OTR tire portfolio with the addition of the General TE95, a high-traction product designed for soil compaction work in road and construction applications.

Equipped with Continental's V.ply technology, the tire features an optimized contour to help ensure even pressure distribution on construction vehicles like single-drum compactors.

"Because sandy, muddy or stony soil can prove challenging, the General TE95's geometric, robust tread blocks were also specifically designed to provide continuous traction performance in a variety of soil conditions," according to Continental officials.

The tire's V.ply construction technology "ensures strong sidewalls, providing optimal protection against punctures and cuts. V.ply technology combines the advantages of cross-ply tires and radial tires by integrating a weave pattern of different strands laid out at special angles.

"Since steel cord does not provide an optimal bond between the carcass and the rubber casing, V.ply technology uses a high-strength polymer. The carcass of a General Tire V.ply tire consists of up to 22 layers of diagonal fibers embedded in three wire cores and precisely aligned in a V-pattern.

"Unlike conventional cross-ply tires, the intersecting textile layers of a V.ply tire are arranged at an angle of approximately 30 degrees. Together with the sidewall layers, this provides increased tire stiffness and enables a higher level of stability and durability during sudden movements and cornering."

With the addition of the General TE95, Continental's General OTR tire line now includes 12 products encompassing more than 30 sizes, all available in both the U.S. and Canada.