- HDR1 Uses Continental's Experience in Regional Applications
- Open Shoulder Increases Traction
- Tire Features Irregular Wear Resistance and Long Mileage
Fort Mill, South Carolina, - The HDR1 (Heavy Drive Regional) integrates tire technologies learned from Continental Tire North America, Inc.'s experience in the regional application, including features developed to combat wear and tear often created by rough, unpredictable road conditions. The tire features an open shoulder design which offers ideal wet and dry traction.
For regional haul trucks that need a highly resilient tire with long mileage capabilities, the HDR1 offers 28/32nds of tread depth. The tire also maintains a resistance to irregular wear and includes a robust cut- and chip-resistant compound for long, even wear and durability.
The HDR1 also features Continental's stone ejection technologies which reduce the retention of stones and penetrations to the tire's casing. The stone bumpers eject small stones or prevent them from reaching the bottom of the groove, where premature casing damage can start. Even with the addition of the bumpers, the groove bottom of the HDR1 offers sufficient passage for water, ice and snow. Reducing stone damage can increase the tire's longevity and its potential for retreading, a major concern for today's cost-conscious fleets.
The HDR1 can be used as an all-position tire and is available in the 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 275/80R22.5 and 285/75R24.5 sizes.