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Continental launches new loader tyre

Continental has launched the CompactMaster EM, a new telehandler and compact loader tyre.

Benjamin Hübner, product line manager for agricultural tyres at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires, said: “The CompactMaster EM is specifically designed to help operators handle demanding rough conditions.

“The tyre features new Turtle Shield tread technology and twisted steel cord. The hard shell, and more flexible steel wire construction, helps to prevent cuts and damages whilst offering greater stability.”

Telehanders and compact loaders make stationary turns on hard surfaces which increases the lateral pressure on the tyre, as Hübner explained: “The new twisted steel cord construction is part of the unique Turtle Shield design beneath the rubber which protects the tyre shoulder area from damage like cuts and penetration from foreign objects.”

The tyre has a higher amount of rubber with a finely structured block to offer better mileage and easier stationary turns. “The CompactMaster EM has been designed by our research and development team. Production take place in our state-of-the-art production plant in Lousado, Portugal,” he said.

The CompactMaster EM tyre is ideal for vehicles that work on paved surfaces, asphalt, sand and gravel, either in agriculture or construction. The new tread pattern has been designed to withstand the lateral forces of stationary turns making it more resistant to punctures from foreign objects.

According to Continental, it is also capable of operating at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour. “The ability to travel at higher speeds offer the potential to save valuable time,” Hübner added.

The new twisted steel belt construction provides greater lateral stiffness and protects against foreign object damage. Photo: Continental.