ERJ staff report (LMH)
Hanover, Germany -- Continental is expanding the range of types in its second generation of regional tires, the company said in a 26 Oct news release. The new HSR2 XL front axle tyre has an axle-load rating of up to 10 tonnes, which Continental said is suitable for the forthcoming Euro 6 truck generations based on European legislation regarding commercial vehicles and emissions.
The HSR2 front-axle tyre in 385/65 R 22.5, 315/70 R 22.5 and 315/80 R 22.5 format from the regional series 2 is joined by a newly developed XL version. The maximum load rating per axle is 10 tonnes for the 385/65 R 22.5 and up to 8 tonnes per axle for the other two XL versions. The new XL tyre is the answer to the introduction of modern Euro 6 engines with heavier exhaust gas treatment systems, Continental said.
The HSR2 XL, which is manufactured using a special process with endless casing windings, is particularly suited to top-heavy vehicle combinations. The new XL version features an impressive stiffer structure, further improved rolling resistance and a considerably longer life, according to the news release.
The new HTR2 in 385/55 R 22.5 size is a completely new development for use on volume-optimised trailers and semi-trailers. A 35-millimeter gain in design height is possible thanks to a new 55 cross-section for the special HTR2 trailer tyre. Continental said this extra cargo area height gives a competitive advantage for container transport in parts logistics and numerous other uses in volume transport.
In the design of the new tyre type, particular attention was paid to transferring the product advantages of the HTR family to the new low cross-section tyres.
The new HSR2 XL regional front tyre is available in the sizes 385/65 R 22.5 (axle load up to 10 tonnes), 315/70 R 22.5 and 315/80 R 22.5 axle load for both dimensions up to 8 tonnes). The HTR2 trailer tyre for volume usage is being launched in 385/55 R 22.5 size.
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Press release from Continental