General TE95 boosts earthmoving tyre range
Continental launched its first earthmoving tyres under the General Tire brand name early last year, and is now expanding its General Tire portfolio for the earthmoving industry with the General TE95. The tyre maker says the General TE95 “impresses with high traction, especially for soil compaction work” in road and construction applications, and the tyre is equipped – as is the entire product line – with V.ply technology.
With this expansion, the General Tire portfolio grows to 18 tyre specifications for the earthmoving industry and a total 14 sizes for use on wheel loaders and dozers as well as on dump trucks and scrapers.
General TE95: High stability and traction performance
The optimised tyre contour of the General TE95 ensures even pressure distribution on construction vehicles such as single-drum compactors. This keeps construction site soils smooth during compaction. However, sandy, muddy or stony soils can be a challenge for construction vehicles. That’s why the General TE95’s geometric, robust tread blocks provide continuous traction performance in a variety of soil conditions. As with all General Tire EM tyres, V.ply construction technology ensures strong sidewalls on the TE95, providing optimal protection against punctures and cuts.
V.ply technology combines the advantages of cross-ply and radial tyres by integrating a weave pattern of different strands laid out at special angles. Since steel cord does not provide an optimal bond between the casing and the surrounding rubber, V.ply technology uses a high-strength polymer. The casing of a General Tire V.ply tyre consists of up to 22 layers of diagonal fibres embedded in three wire cores and precisely aligned in a V-pattern. Unlike conventional cross-ply tyres, the intersecting textile layers of a V.ply tyre are arranged at an angle of approximately 30 degrees. Together with the sidewall layers, this provides increased tyre stiffness and enables a higher level of stability and durability during sudden movements and cornering.