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Continental expands General Tyre portfolio for earthmoving industry

Continental is expanding its General Tyre portfolio for the earthmoving industry with the General TE95 tyre. The tyre impresses with 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 Tyre portfolio grows to a total of 18 tyre specifications for the earthmoving industry. The first General Tyre earthmoving tyres were launched in early 2020 – the portfolio now includes a total of 14 sizes, which are used on wheel loaders and dozers, as well as on dump trucks and scrapers.

The optimised tyre contour of the General TE95 ensures even pressure distribution on construction vehicles such as single-drum compactors. This keeps construction site soils smooth during compaction. However, sandy, muddy or stony soils can be a challenge for construction vehicles. That’s why the General TE95’s geometric, robust tread blocks provide continuous traction performance in a variety of soil conditions. As with all General Tyre EM tyres, V.ply construction technology ensures strong sidewalls on the TE95, providing optimal protection against punctures and cuts.

All tyre lines in the range benefit from the innovative V.ply technology. 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 Tyre 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 tyre are arranged at an angle of approximately 30 degrees. Together with the sidewall layers, this provides increased tyre stiffness and enables a higher level of stability and durability during sudden movements and cornering.

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