Continental introduced new tire products in December, including the HTL1 wide single truck tire as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive or trailer tires in sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5.
Wide single truck tires like the Continental HTL1 (Heavy Trailer Long Haul) are often used in liquid and dry bulk hauling applications where weight is a concern, or by fleets seeking to take advantage of weight savings for greater fuel efficiency by reducing the number of wheel and rim assemblies. Continental’s HTL1 ContiTread matches the tread pattern of the new tire and features 13/32-inch tread depth as well as a fuel efficient rib pattern.
Continental Tire the Americas’ Commercial Vehicle Tire group also announced it received low rolling resistance retread technology verification for the HDR2 Eco Plus under the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership.
The HDR2 Eco Plus features 30/32-inch tread depth and an open shoulder design. The tire is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5.