Continental to Equip Ram Trucks

Ram customers should know that from 2010, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC will supply the original equipment truck tires for Ram medium-duty Chassis Cab trucks. The Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab will be equipped with Continental's 225/70R19.5 tires.

"Continental Tires were chosen because they give Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks a competitive advantage, offering a class-exclusive N speed rating (87 mph)," said Tom Fanning, Continental's director of original equipment sales for commercial vehicle tires. "Ram executives have told us this is something their customers have been asking for and is superior to the M speed rating (81 mph) of the competition's tire."

Continental HSR (steer) and HDR (drive) models were chosen for this particular move. Fire and rescue, ambulance and other emergency service customers will benefit from the tire’s high speed ratings.

The HSR is a steer-position tire with features such as a protective scuff rib, a closed-shoulder tread pattern to promote even wear, and an aggressive tread design that promotes stability and increases wet traction. The HDR is a multi-purpose drive tire which features a multi-service tread compound for local and long-haul service, and offset center tread blocks that provide all-weather traction.

"Drivers of medium and heavy-duty trucks throughout North America have seen for years that the HSR and HDR tires meet their needs for reliability and fuel economy. Today we're happy to announce that we'll provide our tires to even more customers in the future, with this new fitment on the Ram Chassis Cab," Fanning added. "We look forward to working with Chrysler and to supplying their customers with high-quality truck tires."
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