Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) is unveiling a new specialty tyre at this year’s CeMAT Asia. The new solid tyre Continental SC8 has been specifically developed for material handling operations in the Asian market. It can be mounted on nearly any vehicle type, such as forklifts. The new tyre solution will be on display from 27 – 30 October 2014 in Hall W1 at booth C1-1 at Shanghai New International Expo Center.
“Asia is one of the most promising markets for industrial tyres in the world, and a key market for Continental CST. In accordance with our customised solution strategy, we strive to offer tailored solutions which optimally suit the local market requirements,” says Tony Cai, Sales Manager at Continental CST China. “The new compact Continental SC8 with its high performance design perfectly complements the premium tyre portfolio we already offer to Asian customers.”
The new solid rubber tyre Continental SC8 is specially developed for the Asian market: it offers an extra deep tread profile resulting in high durability and performance.
Extra deep tread profile and high flexibility
The new robust Continental SC8 is one of the most compact solid rubber tyres available on the Asian market. The new tyre offers an extra deep tread pattern of up to 54.4 mm resulting in high durability and a high performance. The proven zig-zag design of the tread pattern ensures excellent traction on both uneven and smooth surfaces. Another advantage: with its compact, high performance design, the new Continental SC8 can be mounted on nearly any vehicle type while offering maximum body-to-tyre clearance. The tyre is available in 14 different dimensions. For fleet managers, this means maximised flexibility in handling operations. For good cornering stability and a long service-life, tread block stabilisers are used. They also offer excellent stiffness of the shoulder area.
Besides the new SC8, Continental CST will also be showcasing its premium solid tyre SC18. The high quality solution offers strong sidewalls for a high durability and resistance to damage and a long service-life. The heat-tolerant compound ensures a high mileage and a smooth and slow tyre wear. With its robust construction and rectangular bead technology, the tyre is ideally suited for harsh applications on unsurfaced ground. The special tread design also gives the tyre excellent traction. Thanks to its low rolling resistance and low energy consumption, the Continental SC18 tyre is highly economical and environmentally friendly.
Another highlight being presented is the revolutionary mounting principle Continental CSEasy. It is the first and only system allowing super elastic tyres to be fitted quickly and easily without a press and a mechanic. It involves a specially designed adapter that can be fitted to all Lemmerz-style rims. The CSEasy technology not only offers greater flexibility for all users; they also benefit from lower costs, higher energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint.
Field-proven Continental three layer technology
Both the Continental SC8 and the SC18 tyre are based on Continental CST’s innovative three layer technology. It consists of a highly elastic, heat-resistant inner layer that reduces rolling resistance and guarantees a comfortable ride. The extra hard rubber base helps to maintain the tyre’s overall structural integrity. The rectangular bundled bead wires ensure greater surface contact and even distribution of pressure between tyre and rim. Overall, this three layer technology offers a highly cut and wear resistant tread compound and a robust sidewall construction for a long service-life and long operation turns.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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