Continental waste haul tire designed for added stability, performance

Updated Feb 23, 2011


Continental Tire the Americas’ HSU2+ waste haul truck tire, suited for waste hauling and other severe service applications, incorporates the previous HSU2’s wide tread and shoulder ribs for improved wear, a robust cut- and chip-resistant tread compound and unique tread groove designs to reduce stone retention. An added feature is Continental’s “Stable” bead construction, a design that helps provide longer casing lifetimes and better structural durability.

The Stable bead features an 18 percent increase in chafer cord density, an increase in the amount of tear-resistant wrap at the chafer and ply edges of the steel cord, an optimized chafer angle to facilitate improved stiffness across the body ply of the tire and an extruded sidewall, turn-up cover and rim strip. For heavy front-axle load applications, the Stable bead helps facilitate maximum performance and greater retreadability.

The HSU2+ is available in size 315/80R22.5, load range L, and sports an extra-deep 26/32nds of tread depth, as well as 276 mm of tread width for added stability.