Continental Launches Second-Generation CV Tires

General HS 2 longhaul highway steer tire (General Tire)

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Continental, one of the largest automotive suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, has launched the first products in its second generation of General Tire commercial tires.

The General HS 2 steer tire, General HD 2 drive tire and General HT+ trailer tire are made for longhaul applications, according to the Fort Mill, S.C.-based company. The tires offer SmartWay-verified designs with enhanced mileage and durability, delivering significant improvements over the predecessor products and carry a six-year, three-retread warranty.

The General HS 2 longhaul, highway steer tire, offers an improved footprint for 50% better mileage and improved wear versus the General HS. Shoulder and decoupler groove modifications add enhanced durability for resistance to cuts and tears. It is available in 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R22.5 sizes in Load Range H with 19/32-inch tread depth, the company noted.



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The General HD 2 drive tire was developed with the longhaul application in mind. The closed shoulder tread design provides even tread wear and enhanced wet traction. The advanced tread compound delivers improved mileage and durability compared with the General HD, while still providing SmartWay-verified low-rolling resistance for maximized fuel economy. It is available in 11R22.5 (Load Range G and H), 295/75R22.5 (G), 11R24.5 (G and H) and 285/75R22.5 sizes.

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The fuel-efficient General HT+ longhaul trailer tire offers a 20% mileage improvement and 15% more resistance to cuts, chips and chunks compared with the General HT due to its advanced tread compound.

Its ultra-low-rolling-resistance design is intended to provide maximum fuel efficiency, and is both SmartWay verified and GHG 2 (Greenhouse Gas Phase II) compliant in the 295/75R22.5 (G) and 285/75R24.5 (G) sizes. The 11R22.5 (G) and 11R24.5 (G) are SmartWay verified. It also is available in 255/70R22.5 (H) size. The General HT+ features a self-cleaning tread design and groove geometry to prevent stone trapping for extended casing life and retreadability. — Transport Topics

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