Continental, a South Carolina-based automotive supplier and tire manufacturer, has renamed its commercial waste transport tires and retreads to provide clarity. The new nomenclature is descriptive and easy to use, ensuring that tire dealers and fleets can pinpoint the tire’s application and usage at a glance, according to the company.
The new name spells out the vehicle classification, axle configuration and application for which the tire was designed. For instance, the Conti HAU 3 WT is a heavy truck tire designed for all-position use in urban applications for waste transport. It is available as a new tire in 315/80R22.5 load range and as a retread in 210-280 millimeter widths.
The four-rib tread pattern with zigzag grooves resists high scrub, and the extra sidewall protection delivers resistance to curbs and cuts, Continental says. Its tread compound provides mileage and heat reduction, while the bead design offers durability and resistance to brake heat. As of May, the tire is available under the Conti HAU 3 WT name, as well are the main sizes of the retread, ContiTread HAU 3 WT. Renaming of the additional retread sizes will occur over the next several months.
The ContiTread HDU 3 WT is a heavy truck pattern designed for drive axle use in urban applications for waste transport. It is available as a retread in 210-280 millimeter widths. The variety of widths ensures the retread can accurately fit all major casing sizes available on the market. The 32/32-inch tread depth and open-shoulder tread design offer traction, while notches prevent heat buildup, Continental says. It is anticipated to be available under the new name starting in August.
Roll Off Systems, a waste transportation company in Statham, Georgia, is using Continental tires and retreads on its fleet of urban waste front loaders and construction roll-offs.
Mike Corkran, fleet maintenance manager for Roll Off System, says, “The quality of the tire is excellent, both new and for retreadability. We don’t have sidewalls blown out, we don’t have tire failures. We typically get two retreads on a casing.”