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General Highway Tires Roll out at Mid-America
General Highway Tires Roll out at Mid-America

Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, Ky., March 26, 2015 — In celebration of 100 years of innovation, experience and reliability, General Tire has launched three new highway truck tires at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY.

The General HS is a new long haul steer tire featuring an enhanced tread design, fuel-efficient compounding, and an upgraded casing platform. The five rib tread pattern, including a straight groove bottom design, promotes even wear and high removal mileage. Additionally, the grooves feature pyramidal shaped stone ejectors to prevent stone retention and increase retreadability. Upgraded compounding in the General HS leads to longer removal mileage while still delivering optimal fuel economy. The casing features an enhanced bead to belt package increasing overall durability for maximum retreadability. All of these components utilize proven technology and combine to deliver optimized long haulage performance.

The launch of the new General HS tire will begin in May 2015 with the release of the 295/75R22.5 (Load Range H) and will continue with the following sizes:

  • 11R22.5 (Load Range H)
  • 11R24.5 (Load Range H)
  • 285/75R24.5 (Load Range H)

The General HD, long haul drive tire, features a deep 32/32nd closed shoulder tread design that offers high mileage and optimal fuel economy while also delivering excellent traction in demanding applications. The proven tread block geometry promotes stiffness in the footprint which reduces excess block movement leading to lower rolling resistance and improved fuel economy. The groove bottom ejection system reduces stone retention and casing penetration leading to higher retreadability.

The launch of the New General HD tire will begin in April 2015 with the 11R22.5 (Load Range G) and will continue with the following sizes:

  • 295/75R22.5 (Load Range G)
  • 11R24.5 (Load Range G)
  • 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G)

The General HT, long haul trailer, tire delivers optimal removal mileage and flexibility through an improved tread pattern. The improved scuff rib protects the sidewalls from curbing and cutting therefore reducing damage to the tire and increasing retreadability. Additionally, this new tire has an innovative stone repellent tread pattern with patented groove technology that leads to minimum stone retention thereby extending casing life. Overall the robust solid shoulder General HT, will deliver the performance necessary and the flexibility needed for demanding applications.

The launch of the New General HT tire will begin in March 2015 with 295/75R22.5 (Load Range G) and will continue with the following sizes:

  • 11R22.5 (Load Range G)
  • 255/70R22.5 (Load Range H)
  • 11R24.5 (Load Range G)
  • 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G)

The brand new General HS, General HD, and General HT have combined innovative technologies and 100 years of General Tire reliability to deliver consistent performance and high value for our long haul customers.

About Continental AG

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international tire manufacturer, automotive supplier and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual and affordable solutions. In 2013, the corporation generated preliminary sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 200,000 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 44,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €9.6 billion in 2013.

Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide. The business unit is continuously developing from a pure tire manufacturer to a solution provider, offering a broad range of products, services and tire-related solutions.

Contact for Journalists

Tanya Mcnabb Marketing Communications Manager - Commercial Vehicle Tires
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC
1830 MacMillan Park Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29707
Phone: 704-780-0519
Email: tanya.mcnabb@conti-na.com

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