Construction vehicles that spend most of their time on regional roads now have another option when it comes to tires. Continental’s HTR2 all-position wide base tire, which replaces the HTR model, is designed for 20% more wear volume through a wider tread pattern and increased tread depth, according to the manufacturer.
With tread depth now at 22/32 in., and wider shoulder ribs as well, the tire reduces stone trapping and is cut- and chip-resistant, according to Continental. Also improved is rolling resistance, now 5% less than the original HTR, the company said, resulting in greater fuel efficiency.
The design features a reinforced steel core bead that promotes stiffness and retreadability, and Continental’s patented stone ejection system is claimed to reduce casing penetrations. The new construction tire is available in sizes 385/65R22.5 and 445/65R22.5 in load range L.