New long-haul tires promise greater wear resistance

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Continental Tyres has unveiled a new commercial vehicle steer tire, which it says has been designed for high mileage and even wear during both regional and long-haul use. The Conti Hybrid HS3+ joins the market as an extension to the existing Conti Hybrid HS3 range which it will supersede in six key sizes.

Continental stated that the tire has an upgraded tread design, which improves the robustness and mileage potential. This was achieved through the combination of a large volume tread and a new hybrid tread pattern.

Conti engineers also introduced a new inner groove design with full-depth pocket sipes for even wear and enhanced water displacement, combined with what the company referred to as ‘W-groove’ technology, which enables an even distribution of forces along the groove when cornering, reducing stress on the tire.

The new steer tires will be available in six size variants, with operators able to request the Conti Hybrid HS3+ 315/80 R22.5 and 385/65 R22.5 from August 2020. The Conti Hybrid HS3+ 385/55 R22.5 and 315/70 R22.5 will be available from September, with the Conti Hybrid HS3+ 295/80 R22.5 and 385/65 R22.5 High Load versions expected later in 2020.

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