WIDE-BASE TIRE

Continental Tire North America says its new HTR2 is an all-position wide-base tire for construction vehicles operating mainly on regional roads. It’s said to offer a 15% increase in removal miles. The redesigned tire now offers 20% more wear volume than the original HTR, the company says, through a wider tread pattern and an increase in tread depth, now at 22/32 in.

The HTR2 owes its durability and performance to the wider tread and shoulder ribs, which improve wear. The tread grooves reduce stone trapping. The tread compound is cut- and chip-resistant, Continental says, while also being 5% less rolling resistant than the original HTR.

Also crucial to construction and regional applications, Continental says, is the tire’s  patented stone ejection system, which aims to limit casing penetrations and stone retention. The system is said to actively eject rocks and debris from the tire’s grooves to prevent stone trapping and drilling, while protecting against the cracking and tearing associated with stone retention.

The HTR2’s enhanced design now features a reinforced steel core bead that promotes stiffness and retreadability, and is rated for load range L. The new tire  is available in 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 sizes.

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