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Continental offering additional load-capacity for long-mileage drive tire


Thursday, February 11, 2010
This additional capacity allows the tire to carry up to an additional 435 pounds of useful load in a single fitment, Continental said in a news release.
This additional capacity allows the tire to carry up to an additional 435 pounds of useful load in a single fitment, Continental said in a news release.

FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas LLC has expanded its product offering lineup to include additional load capacity for its long mileage drive tire.

The HDL2 DL (Heavy Drive Long Haul, Deep Lug) tire was introduced in 2009 and, as of January 2010, now includes an offering of load range H in the 11R22.5 size.

This additional capacity allows the tire to carry up to an additional 435 pounds of useful load in a single fitment, the company said in a news release.

The HDL2 DL is produced in Continental’s Mount Vernon, Ill., plant and features its deepest truck tire tread offering at 32/32-inch depth, resulting in long original mileage.

The HDL2 DL’s closed shoulder tread design provides excellent traction in both wet and dry road conditions and resists irregular wear.

An innovative lug angle provides outstanding traction throughout the life of the original tire, and a wider casing increases handling stability, the company said.

Continental also featured its patented groove technology on this tire, which reduces stone retention and casing penetrations.

The HDL2 DL can be ordered now through Continental truck tire dealers in the following sizes:

• 11R22.5 (G and H)

• 275/80R22.5 (G)

• 11R24.5 (G and H), and

• 285/75R24.5 (G).

Dorothy Cox of The Trucker staff may be contacted to comment at dlcox@thetrucker.com.

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