Continental releases 19.5-in. medium-duty truck tires

Continental releases 19.5-in. medium-duty truck tires

Continental has introduced two new 19.5-in. tires for Class 4 trucks: Conti HSR+ heavy steer regional tire and Conti HDR+ heavy drive regional tire.

Continental says the tires deliver significant performance improvements in mileage and cut-and-chip performance, without sacrificing scrub resistance.

Continental says its regional 19.5-in. tires are ideal for on/off-road regional applications, such as utility, where traction is necessary in combination with excellent on-road mileage. The company says the tires deliver high performance on highway at speeds up to 87 MPH under full load, traveling up to 300 miles daily, and then under off-road conditions once they reach their destination. The casings are warrantied for retreading.

Using a new cap/base tread compound, Continental says the tires deliver a 15% improvement in cut-and-chip performance and 12% expected increase in mileage versus the Conti HSR and Conti HDR predecessor products. The Conti HSR+ is also available with a matching retread, the ContiTread HSR 16/32-in. all-position retread.

In addition to the new 19.5-in. products, Continental is also making several drive tires, the HDL2 DL and HDL2 DL Eco Plus, available in a new size: 295/75R22.5. Continental says this allows fleets to spec the same size tire on both the steer and drive axle, simplifying casing management.

You May Also Like

Link CMP introduces double-deck system for mid-sized cargo vans

Link CMP announced the introduction of its new DD-EX2 Double-Deck System engineered exclusively for the Mercedes-Benz Metris. The DD-EX2 is Link’s first and double-deck system engineered to fit a mid-sized cargo van. The system design requires just one operator and doubles the carrying capacity of the popular Mercedes-Benz Metris. In a time of increasing fuel and

Link-DD-EX2-1400

Link CMP announced the introduction of its new DD-EX2 Double-Deck System engineered exclusively for the Mercedes-Benz Metris. The DD-EX2 is Link’s first and double-deck system engineered to fit a mid-sized cargo van. The system design requires just one operator and doubles the carrying capacity of the popular Mercedes-Benz Metris. In a time of increasing fuel and labor costs, and in the midst of a continuing shortage of full-sized vans, the DD-EX2 increases worker and vehicle efficiency, effectiveness and productivity by increasing capacity while decreasing labor and mileage costs.

Thomas Built Buses celebrates 200th Proterra-powered electric school bus delivery

Thomas Built Buses (TBB) announced the delivery of TBB’s 200th Proterra Powered Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus to Monroe County Public Schools in Indiana. Monroe became the first county in the state to receive an electric school bus in fall 2020. Since then, the district has continued to grow its zero-emission fleet, ordering an additional two buses

Thomas-Built-Electric-Buses-1400
Sonepar taps Penske Truck Leasing to provide electric light-duty fleet of Ford E-Transits

Sonepar has selected Penske Truck Leasing to provide its new light-duty electric fleet. Penske Truck Leasing is in the process of delivering nine Ford E-Transit all-electric cargo vans to support the initiative. Related Articles – Alta eMobility to service, distribute BorgWarner DC fast chargers – How trucking fleets will benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act – EV truck

Sonepar-Penske-1400
The Shyft Group secures pre-order for all-electric delivery walk-in vans

Blue Arc EV Solutions made its debut in March with its commercial EV chassis, an all-electric Class 3 delivery walk-in van, and a portable, remote-controlled charging station, the Power Cube. Shyft recently announced the first pre-order for its all-electric Class 3, 4 and 5 walk-in delivery vans from Randy Marion Automotive Group, one of the

The-Shyft-Group-Blue-Arc-EV-1400
EV chassis developments continue as suppliers address technology, charging, maintenance issues

Not a day goes by, it seems, that there’s not news about new developments in electric vehicle chassis. Traditional truck OEMs and newcomers to the market alike are steadily announcing their latest plans and technologies, and fleets are taking notice.  Related Articles – Peterbilt showcases advanced truck technology at CES – Volvo receives record order

Xos-MDXT-2-1400-copy

Other Posts

Bridgestone on pace to achieve record YOY Bandag growth

Retreading is an important solution fleets are incorporating into their tire programs that not only extends the life of tires, but helps reduce environmental impact.

Goodyear, Gatik demonstrate accurate tire-road friction potential estimate

The breakthrough will add more utility to what a tire can deliver by providing critical data that can help enhance vehicle safety.

Treading into the world of heavy-duty truck tire retreads

Everything is meticulously checked to ensure that a tire not suitable for retreading doesn’t slip through the cracks.

retreads-on-the-road-1400
The widening reach of wide-base truck tires 

Here’s where wide-base tire adoption stands with trucking fleets.