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Continental rolls out radial tyres for port applications

Radial tyres are designed for load and carry applications in port operations. (Image source: Continental)

Continental has launched its radial port tyre portfolio, designed for load and carry applications in the port operations and for the tough Middle Eastern climate

The company has released the radial tyres at the TOC Europe 2019 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The tyres offer low heat generation and a flat tread contour, ensuring a high level of endurance and mileage over long distances. The three new radial tyres for port applications ? the ContiRT20, the ContainerMaster Radial and the StraddleMaster Radial ? are suitable for heavy forklift trucks, empty container handlers, reach stackers, straddle carriers and terminal tractors.

Portfolio meets all customer requirements

Continental?s V.ply tyres with port plus compound, which are suitable for typical pick and stack applications, were also on display at the trade fair.

Mobile crane type vehicles such as reach stackers, empty container handlers and rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTG) need to drive short distances at low speed when loading and unloading containers. But, they still have a high load requirement and a high degree of turning on the spot.

In such cases, the V.ply tyres offer stability and wear. Additionally, the stiff sidewalls and the highly abrasive and crack-resistant compound make them suitable to overcome the daily challenges faced in the region?s climate.

Continental showcased its digital tyre pressure monitoring systems for individual vehicles and ContiConnect for fleets, which enhance safety and efficiency in terminal operations.

With this newly expanded port portfolio, Continental has become a full solutions provider for port operations, offering V.ply tyres, radial tyres and digital solutions.