Severe-Service Tire

Rolf Lockwood

Continental Tire has launched the all new HDC1 HT on/off-road drive tire, developed to deliver good traction and durability in severe-service applications like construction, mining, oil fields, and logging.

Continental's new severe-service HDC1 HT drive tireThe company’s new generation of truck tires is being built on the Conti 3G casing, said to offer fleets improved durability, retreadability, and traction compared to  Continental’s original HTC1.

The tire offers a specialized diamond-lug tread design, on/off-road belt package, and 32/32 in. tread depth, built especially for the severe conditions of construction work. It’s aid to provide maximum traction, extra sidewall protection, and resistance to stone penetration and chain damage.

To make the tire more suitable for off-road environments, the on/off-road belt package has a shoulder-to-shoulder, full-width fourth belt. This increases stiffness and provides more protection from penetrations to improve durability. The diamond-lug tread design combines rotating angles and stone bumpers to maximize stone ejection and is optimal for chaining. As well, says Continental, the full-inch-deep tread will keep the tire gripping in all conditions.

Continental’s HDC1 HT comes in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes.

Rolf Lockwood

Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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