Continental Tire unveils Era 3 building tire and matching retreads, reintroduces Basic Tire traces
At its 5,000 acre proving grounds and tire testing facility in Uvalde, Texas, Continental Tire gave us a take a look at its new Era 3 line of tires designed for the trials of the development world.
The late September occasion additionally included briefings on the corporate’s digital tire expertise and introduced a number of further tires to return—together with the reintroduction of the Basic Tire bias-ply tire product.
Created for the on/off-road and combined use functions, the brand new Continental Era 3 building truck tires share a typical design and expertise. The three new fashions embrace the Conti HSC 3, Conti HAC 3 and Conti HDC 3. Within the firm’s code the “H” stands for heavy-duty, “S” is steer axle, “A” is all place and “D” is drive. The quantity 3 denotes the Era 3 design. The tires are aimed toward quite a lot of numerous functions together with building, cement, utility, forestry, logging and emergency autos.
Era 3 building truck tires have in widespread an aggressive on/off street tread for improved mileage and traction, new rubber compounds, a self-cleaning tread with nodes within the backside of the tread grooves to assist eject stones, a four-ply/full width metal belt package deal, beefed up sidewall safety and an imbedded tire strain monitoring sensor or TPMS.
Along with making a extra strong tire, the tread design, belt package deal and sidewall safety make it attainable to retread these tires as much as 3 times. Continental is severe about serving to you cut back prices via retreading and makes its personal retread packages to match the unique tread design and rubber compounding of those tires. With a superb casing, these tires may be retreaded as much as 3 times and supply a six yr guarantee.
The HSC 3 steer axle tire is out there in sizes 11R22.5 LHR, 11R24.5 LHR and 315/80R22.5 LHR and widths of 210 mm, 220 mm, 230 mm and 240 mm.
The HDC 3 drive axle tire is out there in sizes 11R22.5 LHR and 11R24.5 LHR and widths of 210 mm, 220 mm, 230 mm, 240 mm and 250 mm.
The HAC 3 all-position tire is out there in sizes 385/65R22.5 LRL and 425/65R22.5 LRL. Retread packages can be found for all sizes of all of the tires.
Continental additionally used the occasion in Uvalde to announce the return of the Basic Tire model to the North American market in 2020.
The Basic Tire product is bias ply, reasonably than radial belted. Bias ply is a decrease value, entry degree expertise however fascinating for skid steers and tools that doesn’t see a variety of hours. Contractors who use telehandlers and rough-terrain forklifts additionally like bias ply tires as a result of they’re stiffer than radial tires and that helps stabilize the machine when the basket or platform is excessive up within the air.
Extra radial tire merchandise to return embrace earthmover and wheel loader radial tires together with E3/L3, L5, and L5S sizes, and skid steer and backhoe tires to return at a later date.
TPMS and expertise
Continental makes a bunch of sensors and elements that you just in all probability haven’t heard about. Most of those go into the worldwide automotive trade, however each Era 3 tire faucets into this high-tech experience with the addition a Continental-built tire strain monitoring system mounted on the inside liner of those tires.
Not like valve-mounted TPMS, that are uncovered to potential injury and use algorithms to calculate values, the Continental sensors are bodily protected contained in the tire and skim temperature and air strain instantly.
Information from the Continental TPMS may be collected and skim three other ways:
The ContiConnect Yard Reader station collects the information inside a 65 foot radius. It’s sometimes mounted within the fleet yard guard shack, fueling station or different central level. The info is analyzed and displayed within the on-line ContiConnect internet portal, accessible by telephone or pill. Excessive temperatures, low pressures or different customizable thresholds will set off texts and e mail alerts. It’s designed primarily for autos that return to a house base daily.
ContiPressureCheck screens single autos in actual time and alerts drivers to strain and temperature points on an in-cab show. Entry to the data comes through quite a lot of telematics suppliers together with Zonar, PeopleNet, Geotab and Highway Prepared.
And if you have to keep compliant with the pending greenhouse gasoline laws from the EPA and CARB, the ContiPressureCheckSolo is a stand-alone TPMS for trailer tires. (The GHG 2 laws as written presently will specify tires’ rolling resistance.)
TPMS geared up tires from Continental may also benefit from a brand new service idea, the ContiLogger Stay which makes use of a telematics machine with built-in sensors to measure pace, distance, areas, lateral forces, street grade, and manufacturing exercise along with temperature and strain. ContiLogger Stay can be utilized with 1000’s of autos and used to make custom-made suggestions on issues like haul street design, tire suggestion and course of enhancements.