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SEVERE-SERVICE TIRE

Posted: August 1, 2014

Greater structural stability and enhanced performance are the claimed hallmarks of Continental’s latest waste-haul truck tire, the HSU2+. Designed for waste hauling and other severe-service applications, it 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.

A new feature is the manufacturer’s premier ‘Stable’ bead construction, said to be a technologically advanced design that promises longer casing lifetimes and better structural durability.

Continental says the new Stable bead features an 18% 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 for 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, it should mean greater retreadability, the company says.

Continental’s HSU2+ sports a deep 26/32nds tread depth, as well as 276 millimeters of tread width. It’s available now in size 315/80R22.5, load range L.

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