New trailer tyres for volume transport complete the Conti Hybrid product family

In weight-intensive volume transport, optimising every last cubic metre of loading space is essential. Continental has developed new trailer tyres especially for mega liners, which help maximise the permitted total vehicle height of four metres.

The Conti Hybrid HT3 435/50 R 19.5 is the latest addition to the Continental portfolio. The new trailer tyres, in sizes 435/50 R 19.5 and 445/45 R 19.5, are characterised by high load capacity and optimal service life, combined with a lower diameter. Like comparable 22.5″ format tyres, the new Conti Hybrid 435/50 R 19.5 and Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 allow an axle load of nine tonnes. At the same time they allow the best use of the three-metre internal load height, when used on the semitrailers of mega liners.

The optimised contours and balanced load distribution give the trailer tyres an even wear pattern, which helps ensure long service life. The developers have also succeeded in reducing rolling resistance by 15 percent, meaning that the Conti Hybrid HT3 435/50 R 19.5 and Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 reduce fuel consumption in both regional and long-distance transportation. As a result, both tyres have been awarded a “B” rating for fuel efficiency under the EU tyre label system.

The new tyre contour and tread design make the trailer tyres particularly robust, especially in the shoulder area. Together with the “Plus Volume Pattern,” which is characterised by the high volume of rubber on the tread, these features ensure a long service life with even wear. The optimised design of the inner tread grooves prevents stones from getting trapped and the external tread grooves are designed to be particularly robust, to optimise the tyre life.

Both the Conti Hybrid HT3 435/50 R 19.5 and Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 feature the M+S (mud and snow) symbol.

Like all tyres in the Conti Hybrid family, both new trailer tyres have been designed to work with the trusted ContiLifeCycle solutions. Special indicators in the tread of the premium casing display the regrooving depth. In addition, the casings of the Conti Hybrid HT3 435/50 R 19.5 and Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 feature the patented AirKeep®inner liner to prevent creeping pressure loss. The steel cord bead chafer and the new rubber coating compound of the belt optimise the retreadability of the tyres.

Image material: The new trailer tyres Conti Hybrid HT3 435/50 R 19.5 and Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 provide maximum service life and considerably improve fuel efficiency for volume transport for regional and long-distance transportation.

The Conti Hybrid product family includes tyres in the following sizes:

Conti Hybrid HS3

Tyre dimension Load and speed index Fuel efficiency Wet grip Tyre noise
245/70 R 19.5 136/134 M D C 74 dB(A)
265/70 R 19.5 140/138 M D C 74 dB(A)
285/70 R 19.5 146/144 M C C 74 dB(A)
305/70 R 19.5 148/145 M C C 76 dB(A)
385/55 R 22.5 160/000 K (158/000 L) C B 73 dB(A)
386/65 R 22.5 160/000 K (158/000 L) C B 73 dB(A)
275/70 R 22.5 148/145 M C B 69 dB(A)
315/70 R 22.5 154/150 L (152/148 M) C B 70 dB(A)
315/70 R 22.5 156/150 L (154/150 M) C B 70 dB(A)
295/80 R 22.5 152/148 M C B 69 dB(A)
315/80 R 22.5 156/150 L (154/150 M) C B 69 dB(A)
12 R 22.5 152/148 L (150/148 M) C B 70 dB(A)

Conti Hybrid HD3

Tyre dimension Load and speed index Fuel efficiency Wet grip Tyre noise
245/70 R 19.5 136/134 M D C 74 dB(A)
265/70 R 19.5 140/138 M D C 74 dB(A)
285/70 R 19.5 146/144 M C C 74 dB(A)
305/70 R 19.5 148/145 M C C 76 dB(A)
295/60 R 22.5 150/147 L C B 73 dB (A)
315/60 R 22.5 152/148 L C B 73 dB (A)
275/70 R 22.5 148/145 M D B 73 dB (A)
315/70 R 22.5 154/150 L C B 73 dB(A)
295/80 R 22.5 152/148 M D B 73 dB(A)
315/80 R 22.5 156/150 L D B 73 dB(A)

Conti Hybrid HT3

Tyre dimension Load and speed index Fuel efficiency Wet grip Tyre noise
245/70 R 19.5 141/140 K C B 73 dB(A)
265/70 R 19.5 143/141 K C B 73 dB(A)
285/70 R 19.5 150/148 K C B 73 dB(A)
435/50 R 19.5 160/ – J B C 72 dB(A)
445/45 R 19.5 160/ – J B C 72 dB(A)
385/55 R 22.5 160/ – K B B 71 dB(A)
385/65 R 22.5 160/ – K B B 73 dB(A)
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated preliminary sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 205,000 people in 53 countries.

The Tire division currently has 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, with more than 47,000 employees, the Tire division achieved sales of €9.8 billion in 2014.

Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the worlds’ biggest manufacturers of truck, bus, and special tires. The business unit is continually evolving from that of a purely tire manufacturing business to solution provider with a broad range of products, services and solutions for commercial vehicle tires.

Get in touch