Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) will present selected products from its port tyre range at this year’s TOC Europe on June 14 – 16 in Hamburg. For the first time, the TractorMaster tyre will be showcased in the new tyre size 280/75 R 22.5.
“Port logistics is constantly changing. Digitalisation, connectivity and the requirements for minimal downtimes and reduced costs are challenges that our customers have to overcome,” said Julian Alexander, Product Line Manager Material Handling at Continental CST. “We are constantly developing our product range in order to be able to offer the best solutions for their individual needs from a single source – and for every port vehicle.”
Continental CST tyres, which are used in day-to-day port operations, feature safety and optimised performance, have positive effects on the environment and offer significant potential to reduce costs.
The high-performance pneumatic TractorMaster tire is now available in version 280/75 R 22.5 in addition to the existing tire size 310/80 R 22.5. The pneumatic tyre was specially developed for use on tractors and trailer applications. It offers good traction, a high load-bearing capacity and high mileage. The closed shoulder and the hard, wear-resistant compound of the tyre provide even wear, low abrasion and high resistance to damage. The tyre is equipped with Continental’s patented visual alignment indicator VAI which helps identify incorrect wheel alignment and suspension settings without complex electronic measurements, simplifying maintenance and reducing costs.
The ContiFlexBox tyre management system enables drivers and fleet managers to manage their fleets in a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly way. It will be used in combination with the proven ContiPressureCheck™ tyre pressure monitoring system, which enables automatic collection of data on tyre pressure and temperature via sensors inside the tyres. The information is shown on the display in the driver’s cab. The ContiFlexBox will enable the collection, provision and transfer of tyre-related data to a central server via Wi-Fi or GSM for analysis and processing. The data will be transferred to mobile end devices as well as to the display in the driver’s cabin. The ContiFlexBox technology will first be available for port applications from 2017.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs