ContiRe Hybrid HD3 available in sizes 295/80 R 22.5″, 315/70 R 22.5″ and 315/80 R 22.5″
Retreaded tires improve cost-effectiveness in the fleet
Continental provides the same guarantee for the retreaded ContiRe™ products as for new tires
Hanover, March 14, 2017. “Hot-retreaded tires make an important contribution in keeping fleet operating costs to a minimum,” says Ralf Benack, Retreading Director Truck Tires EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). “We are constantly expanding our range of hot-retreated tires, and the Conti Hybrid line – which was developed for combined use on regional and interstate highways – is extremely important thanks to its broad range of applications. Since their launch, the new Conti Hybrid tires have impressed customers with their long service life and outstanding cost-effectiveness. The hot-retreated ContiRe Hybrid tires retain all the best features of new tires thus proving an economic and sustainable choice.
The ContiRe Hybrid HD3 drive-axle tire is manufactured in the ContiLifeCycle plant in Stöcken, Hanover, and is now available in sizes 295/80 R 22.5″, 315/70 R 22.5″ and 315/80 R 22.5″.
The Conti Hybrid tire family offers long service lives, an ability to perform in a diverse range of applications and robustness. To produce the hot-treaded ContiRe™ tires, fresh rubber is applied to the entire carcass; when heated, the rubber becomes firmly vulcanized with the carcass. The ContiRe Hybrid HD3 has the same rubber compounds as the new tire in both the tread and the sidewall. It also retains all the best features of the new tire, such as low tire weight, optimized rolling resistance and high ride comfort. The tread on the ContiRe Hybrid HD3 features a block design with numerous integrated sipes in a 3D geometry. The sipes extend down to as much as two thirds of the entire tread and, thanks to greater block stability, offer much better wear behavior whilst simultaneously acting as gripping edges, ensuring exceptional traction even during braking and acceleration on wet roads. The ContiRe Hybrid HD3 carries both the M+S label and the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.
Kitting out fleets with hot-retreaded tires makes both economic and ecological sense. Around 75% of the raw materials required for tire production can be found in the carcass. If this is then reused after its first life cycle, this saves not only valuable resources but also money as hot-retreaded tires are typically around 25% cheaper than new tires.
With the modular tire life cycle concept ContiLifeCycle, Continental offers fleet operators a model designed to help them maximize the cost-effectiveness of their commercial vehicle tires. ContiLifeCycle begins with the robust, hot-retread-ready premium carcass of the new tire, encompasses professional carcass management following the first tire life cycle and ends with the hot-retreaded tire itself. All hot-retreaded ContiRe™ tires also have the same manufacturer guarantees as Continental’s new tires.