FORT MILL, S.C.—Continental Tire the Americas has introduced the Conti EcoPlus HS3+, a steer/all-position tire for long-haul or line-haul applications, where vehicles travel 100,000 miles or more per year primarily on the highway.
In field tests, Conti said the tire delivers 27 percent better mileage than its predecessor, the Conti EcoPlus HS3.
The tire is optimized for maximum mileage performance, lower overall fuel consumption and durability for retreading—the key aspects for lowest overall driving cost in this segment, the company said.
The tire features an advanced cap compound to provide improved cut and tear resistance for increased mileage, balanced with improved rolling resistance for fuel efficiency. The Conti 3G casing provides heat dispersion for increased retreadability.
The tire also is designed to provide a comfortable ride, as drivers may spend many hours per day in their vehicles, Conti said.
The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ is SmartWay verified, CARB compliant and is covered by a seven-year, three-retread warranty.
The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ features a tread profile that reduces sensitivity to road surface, fleet and vehicle variations allowing for improved performance throughout tire life. Its footprint shape offers wear improvements for increased removal miles. It also has a 10 percent improvement in de-coupler durability, Conti said.
The Conti EcoPlus HS3+ has a 19/32" tread depth and is currently available in the following sizes: 11R22.5 Load Range G and H, 295/75R22.5 Load Range G and H, 11R24.5 Load Range H, and 285/75R24.5 Load Range H.
The tire's Conti 3G casing allows for retreads up to 245 millimeters in width. The casing allows for multiple retread use in both long-haul drive and/or long-haul trailer applications, the tire maker said.
The EcoPlus HS3+ is also available as an intelligent tire pre-equipped with TPMS sensors, upon customer request.
Tire monitoring solutions include the ContiPressureCheck on-vehicle TPMS and ContiConnect Yard digital tire monitoring system with web portal.