The Continental Hybrid HD3 drive tyre is available as a ContiRe hot retread
Continental has made its versatile Hybrid HD3 commercial vehicle tyre available as a ContiRe hot retread in sizes 295/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5, and 315/80R22.5. The retread has the same rubber compounds as the new tyre in both the tread and the sidewall, and retains the new tyre’s low weight, optimised rolling resistance and high ride comfort.
The tread on the ContiRe Hybrid HD3 features a block design with numerous integrated sipes in a 3D geometry. The sipes extend down to as much as two thirds of the entire tread and, thanks to greater block stability, offer much better wear behaviour whilst simultaneously acting as gripping edges, ensuring exceptional traction even during braking and acceleration on wet roads. The ContiRe Hybrid HD3 carries both the M+S label and the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.
“Hot-retreaded tyres make an important contribution in keeping fleet operating costs to a minimum,” says Ralf Benack, retreading director truck tyres EMEA. “We are constantly expanding our range of hot-retreaded tyres, and the Conti Hybrid line – which was developed for combined use on regional and interstate highways – is extremely important thanks to its broad range of applications. Since their launch, the new Conti Hybrid tyres have impressed customers with their long service life and outstanding cost-effectiveness.
“The hot-retreaded ContiRe Hybrid tyres retain all the best features of new tyres, proving an economic and sustainable choice.”
The Conti Hybrid family offers long service lives, an ability to perform in a diverse range of applications and robustness. To produce the hot-treaded ContiRe tyres, fresh rubber is applied to the entire carcass; when heated, the rubber becomes firmly vulcanised with the carcass.
Conti says its modular tyre life cycle concept ContiLifeCycle offers fleet operators a model designed to help them maximise the cost-effectiveness of their commercial vehicle tyres. ContiLifeCycle begins with the robust, hot-retread-ready premium carcass of the new tyre, encompasses professional carcass management following the first tyre life cycle and ends with the hot-retreaded tyre itself. All hot-retreaded ContiRe tyres also have the same manufacturer guarantees as Continental’s new tyres. Since around 75 per cent of the raw materials required for tyre production can be found in the carcass, reusing a tyre after its first life cycle saves resources and money; hot retreaded tyres are typically around 25 per cent cheaper than new tyres.