Continental to roll out new tires at GATS

Updated Aug 21, 2012

Continental Conti Eco Plus Hd3

Continental engineers will showcase the latest ways to drive performance for commercial trucks at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas on Aug. 23-25.

Appearing again at the Continental Tire the Americas Solutions Pavilion, No. 18136, will be the Untamed Innovation Tour, the 83-foot mobile exhibit of Continental tires, technologies and solutions for lowering the overall driving costs of commercial trucking operations. Included in the pavilion will be an explanation of ContiLifeCycle – integrating the complete suite of Continental truck tires with seamless transitions to retread products; and Continental emergency road service programs, including the new TrukFix for OOIDA members.

The ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system also will be demonstrated at the event, as will the Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket Division’s new VDO RoadLog electronic onboard recorder. VDO RoadLog is designed to allow for drivers, fleets and owner-operators to record and report hours-of-service and other key compliance data quickly, easily and without monthly fees.

Also at GATS, Continental’s latest tire products that “drive” fuel economy and excellent performance will be previewed:
• Continental’s ContiEcoPlus HD3 is a third-generation long-haul highway drive tire product engineered for operating conditions of more than 120,000 miles per year. The HD3 was named to highlight its improved rolling resistance and Eco Plus technology designed for maximum fuel efficiency. The advanced ContiGoodsCasing facilitates maximum retreadability, including a premium belt package, flatter contour and a more supportive bead package. The ContiEcoPlus HD3 is available now in size 295/75R22.5, with the remainder of the standard NAFTA sizes available at the end of 2012 and a ContiTread retread in early 2013.
• Continental’s HDR2 (Heavy Drive Regional) has been engineered for improved mileage through tread optimization and features a high number of lateral sipes extending through the shoulders for added traction levels throughout the life of the tread. Circumferential grooves facilitate evacuation of traction-robbing mud and water, while the tire’s groove geometry helps reduce stone retention. The HDR2 replaces the existing HDR1 and is available now in an 11R22.5 size; remaining sizes will be launched in early 2013. The HDR2 ContiTread retread product will be available in November.