Conti introduces new HSR2, HTR2 fitments
Continental’s HSR2 regional tyre range has been expanded by the addition of three new sizes. The German tyre maker has launched the HSR2 XL front axle tyre in size 385/65 R 22.5 for axle loads up to ten tonnes plus sizes 315/70 R 22.5 and 315/80 R 22.5, which offer an axle load of up to eight tonnes. All new sizes have been designed with the coming generation of Euro 6 truck engines and their heavier exhaust gas treatment systems in mind.
The HSR2 XL is manufactured using a process that utilises a jointless band, and Continental reports the tyre is particularly suited to top-heavy vehicle combinations. The new XL version features a stiffer structure, which the manufacturer says further improves rolling resistance and mileage.
The HTR2 trailer line-up also receives a new addition, a size 385/55 R 22.5 fitment intended for use on volume-optimised trailers and semi-trailers. The addition of a 55 cross-section fitment allows for a potential 35 millimetre gain in cargo area height, a competitively advantageous feature for logistics and freight haulage operators. Continental states that when designing this new tyre type it paid particular attention to transferring the HTR range’s product advantages to the new low cross-section tyres.