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Continental adds drive, steer ultra-low-profile truck tires

Meeting the challenges of large-capacity and car-carrier trucks, Continental Tire North America Inc has added new drive and steer tires in ultra-low-profile sizes to its lineup.

Continental has begun sales of its new HSL2 Eco Plus (Heavy Steer Long-Haul) and HDL2 Eco Plus (Heavy Drive Long-Haul) truck tire sizes in the 295/60R22.5 size. These truck tires are a full three inches shorter than the 275/80R22.5 sizes, but each has 1,215 more pounds of carrying capacity in a single fitment for load range G.

The HSL2 Eco Plus and HDL2 Eco Plus truck tires allow drivers of large-capacity and car-carrier trucks to handle highway travel safely, while reducing overall operating costs. The HDL2 Eco Plus features a tread design with an arrow-shaped directional pattern, which minimizes typical drive tire wear effects and results in longer wear. Numerous tread blocks with several gripping edges provide superior traction and durability throughout the entire tread life.

The HSL2 Eco Plus tire features a specialized tread design with wide shoulder ribs and narrow tread grooves, engineered for low noise and optimal weight distribution across the tire's footprint. Both the HSL2 Eco Plus and HDL2 Eco Plus use tread compounds optimized for low rolling resistance, which provides fuel savings. Yet both tires provide long original mileage and excellent wear characteristics.

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