Continental has launched a new range of trailer tyres for mega liners, which promise reduced rolling resistance and a lower diameter.
The Conti Hybrid HT3 is available in sizes 435/50 R 19.5 and 445/45 R 19.5, and allow an axle load of nine tonnes. Compared to equivalent 22.5” tyres, they allow a better use of the three-metre internal load height when used on the semitrailers of mega liners.
A new tyre contour and tread design, together with increased shoulder strength, means the tyres should provide even wear and a long service life. Internal strengthening means that the tyres can be retreaded for continued use at an economical cost.
Continental also claims that rolling resistance is reduced by 15%, which will reduce fuel consumption noticeably on long-distance routes. The tyres have been rated B for fuel efficiency under the EU tyre label system.