Continental expand General Tire portfolio
Introduction of high-traction General TE95 earthmover tyre expands portfolio to 18 specifications
CONTINENTAL are expanding their General Tire portfolio for the earthmoving industry with the introduction of the General TE95 tyre. The tyre is designed for high traction, especially for soil compaction work in road and construction applications, and, like the entire product line, is equipped with V.ply technology.
With this expansion, the General Tire tyre portfolio grows to a total of 18 tyre specifications for the earthmoving industry. The first General Tire earthmoving tyres were launched in early 2020 and the portfolio now includes a total of 14 sizes, which are used on wheel loaders, dumptrucks, scrapers etc.
The optimized tyre contour of the General TE95 ensures even pressure distribution on construction vehicles such as single-drum compactors. This keeps soils smooth during compaction. However, sandy, muddy or stony soils can be a challenge for construction vehicles, which is why the General TE95's robust geometric tread blocks provide continuous traction performance in a variety of conditions.
As with all General Tire earthmover tyres, V.ply construction technology ensures strong sidewalls on the TE95, providing optimal protection against punctures and cuts.
V.ply technology combines the advantages of cross-ply tyres and radial tyres, by integrating a weave pattern of different strands laid out at special angles. Since steel cord does not provide an optimal bond between the carcass and the rubber casing, V.ply technology uses a high-strength polymer.
The carcass of a General Tire V.ply tyre consists of up to 22 layers of diagonal fibres embedded in three wire cores and precisely aligned in a V pattern. Unlike conventional cross-ply tyres, the intersecting textile layers of a V.ply tire are arranged at an angle of approximately 30°. Together with the sidewall layers, this provides increased tyre stiffness and allows a higher level of stability and durability during sudden movements and cornering.