Continental showcases new tyres and innovations for the construction industry

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 23 Apr 2018


Continental Construction Innovation Day

Continental showcased a new tyre with enhanced durability, a new service for extending the life of their tyres and a new solution for monitoring them for optimum performance at the recently concluded ‘Continental Construction Innovation Days’ in Malaga.

Continental is broadening its construction tyre portfolio with the new Conti CrossTrac truck tyre for mixed on/off-road application. It was premiered at the ‘Continental Construction Innovation Days’ symposium in Málaga from April 17 until April 19, where the technology company presented its full tyre and solutions portfolio for all tasks, applications and machinery along the construction value chain.

“Our new ContiCrossTrac usefully complements our broad construction portfolio. Developed for safe, productive, efficient and sustainable construction logistics, it is bringing real added value to our customers in the construction segment,” says Constantin Batsch, Vice President Truck Tyres Replacement EMEA (pictured below).

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A truck tyre to tread the path on and off the road 

To provide the ultimate balance between on and off-road performance, Continental developed new Conti CrossTrac tyres. Continental has revealed that with these tyres, a driver can easily manage any surface. All major sizes will be available as an intelligent tyre, already fitted with tyre sensors shipped from the factory. The intelligent sensors constantly measure temperature and air pressure from inside the tyre and provide data to Continental’s tyre monitoring systems ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect to be displayed on the vehicle's dashboard or on a web portal overseeing the entire fleet. 

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The RDT-Master for Rigid Dump Trucks

Extending the life of tyres with the ContiLifeCycle solution

The ContiLifeCycle begins with the new tyre and continues with the premium hot and cold retreading solutions ContiRe and ContiTread, which provide a full, new, strong-performing tyre life. Besides offering premium solutions for retreading, Continental also takes full care for casing management from inspection and storage, to purchase and transport, and – if necessary – even to final disposal. By prolonging the life of tyres, ContiLifeCycle helps decrease the cost per mile and thus reduces total costs of operation.

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OTR tyres for special purpose trucks

Continental has developed the ContiEarth range, a series of OTR tyres, each of which is equipped with a special tread pattern tailored for the specific needs and requirements of loaders, dump trucks or dozers used in mining and construction projects. The ContiEarth range consists of two tyre lines, the EM-Master and the RDT-Master. As intelligent tyres, both the EM-Master and the RDT-Master come with integrated tyre sensors shipped from the factory, ready for the tyre pressure monitoring systems ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect.

ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect for efficiency and safety in the construction business

To ensure correct tyre pressure and temperature, Continental has developed its digital tyre pressure monitoring systems: ContiPressureCheck for single vehicles and ContiConnect for fleets. Continental tyre sensors are at the core of both systems. The intelligent sensors constantly measure temperature and pressure from inside the tyre and provide the data to be displayed on a device – whether this is on a handheld tool, inside the driver’s cabin or on a web portal overseeing the fleet. The alerts and notifications, in particular, are designed to steer the fleet’s attention to immediate action needs.

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Innovative tyre monitoring solutions ensure correct tyre pressure and thus help to reduce operational costs

Focussing on service with ContiFleetCheck, ContiFleetReporting

Continental offers ContiFleetCheck, a system that tracks tyre pressure, tread depth and mileage as well as damage and wear profiles. ContiFleetReporting complements the service portfolio to provide fleets with a complete analysis of the vehicle parc’s tyre performance.