Continental Launches New Generation Waste Haul Tire
“The Stable bead construction is a new, technologically advanced bead design that incorporates the best that Continental’s engineers have to offer for severe service, construction and other off-road applications. With the improvements we have made to the bead design, waste haulers and other tough customers will see even longer casing lifetimes and better structural durability with the HSU2+,” Roger Stansbie, director of truck tire engineering for the Americas, explained.
Designed for severe service applications, it features the previous HSU2’s wide tread and shoulder ribs for improved wear. An added cut- and chip-resistant tread compound, plus the unique tread groove designs, combine to stone retention. Another new feature is the “Stable” bead construction, which is a Continental premier, according to Stansbie.
“For heavy, front axle load applications, the Stable bead ensures maximum performance and greater retreadability,” Stansbie said.
The tire’s new Stable bead has an 18-percent increase in chafer cord density, plus a substantial amount of added tear-resistant wrap at the chafer and ply edges of the steel cord. The angle of the chafer has also been optimized for improved stiffness across the body ply of the tire, sidewall, turn-up cover and rim strip.
Continental’s new HSU2+ comes with a 26/32nds of tread depth, as well as 276 millimeters of tread width for greater stability. It is already available in size 315/80R22.5, load range L from authorized Continental truck tire dealers. For more information, just visit www.continental-truck.com.