Stone ejecting heavy rubber
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IN Improved rubber compounds have been introduced by the Continental Tyre Group for its HS 45 and HD 75 ranges of tyres for heavy service trucks.
The HS 45 steer-axle tyre has stone-ejecting tread grooves which help prevent damage to the casing. The tyre has a fullwidth, four-layer belt configuration: the top layer is made of high-elongation steel that protects the main structural belts from penetration damage. Conti says the new tyre offers 15% greater mileage than its predecessor and runs 0.5dBA quieter.
The HD 75 drive axle version is designed to provide maximum traction for high-power trucks. It has the same casing construction as the HS 45 with a particularly wide and flat tread area. Tread pattern comprises a variable geometry matrix for optimum traction, noise reduction and water dispersal. The undertread is designed to be regrooved to a depth of 4mm; the car cass is construct ed for remoulding.
Contact: Continental marketing 0 1 8 9 5 445678.