Continental Unveils Winter Truck Tire - Tire Review Magazine

Continental Unveils Winter Truck Tire

Continental Tire is offering a sneak peak of its new HDW2 Scandinavia truck tire at this week’s Truck World show in Toronto. The tire, which Conti said provides up to 10% more grip on snow-covered roads, is ideal for heavy trucks drivers Canada who routinely “experience some of the most extreme winter driving conditions on our planet.”

Designed with 20-ply construction to handle heavy loads in the Canadian market, the newly designed HDW2 Scandinavia is a heavy long-haul tire for the drive axle. Special tread geometry with numerous, three-dimensional lateral sipes on the single-direction pattern provide more gripping edges on the road surface than a traditional drive tire. These sipes also support the tread blocks against forces from the drive train, retarder and wheel brake system to achieve the best possible traction and braking force transfer, Continental said.

The tire’s tread is not only ideal for winter, but a two-phase pattern allows the tread to wear down to a positive proportion for summer. This two-phase tread is also optimized for low rolling resistance, according to the tiremaker.

The HDW2 Scandinavia also offers a four-ply triangular belt casing with newly designed steel cord bead, as well as a larger air volume for increased load reserves and additional comfort. The tire will be available this fall in size 315/80R22.5.

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