Contintental Tire the Americas announced that the HTL1 wide single truck tire is now available 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, such as the Continental HTL1, 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, Barnes said, and features 13/32” tread depth as well as a fuel efficient rib pattern.
Continental Tire the Americas’ Commercial Vehicle Tire group also announced it has recently received low rolling resistance retread technology verification for another new product under the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership. The HDR2 Eco Plus, a fuel efficient drive tire which was verified a short time ago by SmartWay for use in drive positions on class 8, line-haul tractors.
The EPA has determined that certain tire models can reduce NOx emissions and fuel use by 3 percent or more, relative to the best selling new tires for line haul class 8 tractor trailers, according to the SmartWay Transport Partnership website. The HDR2 Eco Plus is now the 21st in a line of Continental new and retreaded truck tire products that are currently listed as verified by SmartWay, and the HTL1 ContiTread will be submitted to SmartWay for verification, Barnes said.
The HDR2 (Heavy Drive Regional) Eco Plus features 30/32” tread depth, an open shoulder design for excellent traction without sacrificing even wear, and gives approximately 20 percent less rolling resistance in regional applications than the HDR2. The tire is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5.
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