Fort Mill, South Carolina. September 15, 2015. Continental Tire the Americas’ (Continental) Commercial Vehicle Tire group has launched the all new HDC1 HT for the U.S. and Canadian markets. This on/off- road drive tire was developed to deliver un-matched traction and durability in severe service applications such as construction, mining, oil fields and logging. With Continental’s new generation of truck tires being built on the innovative Conti 3G casing, fleets will gain improved durability, retreadability and traction versus Continental’s original HTC1.
The tire offers a specialized diamond lug tread design, on/off-road belt package and 32/32” tread depth. It is designed specifically for severe conditions that fit the demands of construction applications. This tire is a benchmark for vehicles that require 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. Additionally, the full inch deep tread will keep the tire gripping in all conditions.
“We anticipate those who depend on their trucks to operate every day in mud, snow, gravel and off-road conditions will be very interested in our specialized off-road, high traction drive product,” said Alex Chmiel, Continental’s director of marketing for commercial vehicle tires the Americas. “If a fleet is searching for application specific coverage that meets their driving needs, Continental’s HDC1 HT provides the answer by offering the 11R22.5 and the 11R24.5 heavy drive construction, high traction solution.”
The all new HDC1 HT is the 12th tire to be built on the innovative Conti 3G Casing. The tire is available now in both sizes.
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 215,000 people in 55 countries.
The Tire Division currently has more than 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world's leading tire manufacturers with about 49,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €10.4 billion in 2015.
Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide. The business unit is continuously developing from a pure tire manufacturer to a solution provider, offering a broad range of products, services and tire related solutions.