Two new truck tires round out Continental's construction offerings

Jan. 1, 2020
During a special customer event at its Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas, Continental marked the debut of two new medium radial truck tires for construction and severe duty applications: The HSC1 (Heavy Steer Construction) and HDC1 (Heavy Drive Constr
During a special customer event at its Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas, Continental marked the debut of two new medium radial truck tires for construction and severe duty applications: The HSC1 (Heavy Steer Construction) and HDC1 (Heavy Drive Construction).

The May 9-13 festivities featured sidewall durability, belt durability, stone retention and traction performance demonstrations at the 5,000-acre testing facility, which is also home to a vehicle dynamics facility and an 8.5-mile main oval track.

“The addition of the HSC1 and HDC1 has completed our portfolio of truck tires that are ideal for coal or waste hauling, logging, construction and other on/off highway service,” says Clif Armstrong, director of commercial truck tire marketing.

“Last year we introduced our new trailer tires for this segment, the HTC1 and HTL1. So with the steer and drive products launched at Uvalde, Continental now offers a new generation truck tire for every wheel position in construction and severe duty trucking,” he notes.

“The great news for our customers is that we developed these tires specifically for the rugged conditions found throughout the Americas,” Armstrong continues. “We’re confident that the HSC1 and HDC1 will prove themselves for durability and long mileage, on the toughest job sites and the worst roads our customers can find.”

 

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Both the HSC1 and HDC1 use the company’s new on/off road compounding, which increases resistance to tread cuts, chips and chunks and reduces the depth of tread damage, according to Armstrong.

“Stable” bead construction was included in the two tires for better structural durability and an extended lifespan; a premium four-ply belt with reinforced second and third belt prevents fatigue fractures and withstands highly concentrated pressure, he says.

The HSC1 promises optimum casing value and long lifetimes, and is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 for load range H, with 12R sizes scheduled for introduction later this summer.

The available sizes for the HDC1 are also 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 in load range H.

For more information, visit www.continental- truck.com.

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