Low-profile tire with high load capacity for trucks

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The new Conti EcoPlus HD3 is the company’s first drive axle tire designed exclusively for low liner trucks. It was developed in close collaboration with truck and trailer manufacturers who modified their vehicle concepts accordingly. The 315/45 R22.5 tire is specially designed for the requirements of the volume transport segment and despite its low diameter, is suitable for axle loads of 11.6 tons in twin fitment.

To achieve narrower sidewalls for this low-profile tire, a special carcass cord was used. This highly-stable but very flexible material enables the casing to easily withstand localized high-bending loads. As with all of Conti’s Generation 3 tires, the EcoPlus HD3 uses a retreadable carcass featuring the patented AirKeep inner liner, which prevents the gradual loss of compressed air. The regroovable tread extends the life of the traction tire and makes it more economical.

In the coming months, the Conti EcoPlus portfolio will be extended with the 355/50 R22.5 EcoPlus HS3. Together with the EcoPlus HD3, this low-profile steer axle tire is the ideal choice for tractor units and semi-trailers in volume transport.

March 26, 2015

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Rachel's career in journalism began around five years ago when she started working for UKi Media & Events, having recently graduated from Coventry University where she studied the subject. Her favourite aspect of the job is interviewing industry experts, including researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians, and learning more about the ground-breaking technologies and innovations that are shaping the future of the automotive and tire industries.

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