Hanover, 5 November, 2013. Continental Commercial Specialty Tires presents new solid tires for forklift trucks: The Continental CS20 is built to significantly save on energy and features a closed shoulder design which minimizes vibrations and thus maximizes running smoothness. The Continental SC20 Mileage+ is extremely durable and offers high mileage performance. It is especially suitable for usage on rough surfaces and in very demanding working environments. „With the introduction of our new tires, we consequently follow our approach to develop solutions that specifically address our customers’ needs“, says Dr. Michael Andreas Maertens, Managing Director of Continental Commercial Specialty Tires.
Vehicles equipped with the new Continental CS20 save energy in their day to day usage. The closed shoulder design minimizes vibrations and thus maximizes quiet and smooth running which improves the ride comfort. The continuous tread belts of the CS20 help to deal with higher lateral loads and enhance stability when transporting heavy loads and performing frequent directional changes or turn maneuvers. The tread of the CS20 features the innovative double-L-design with a rounded groove contour for excellent traction and self-cleaning characteristics.
Continental SC20 Mileage+
The extremely robust Continental SC20 Mileage+ broadens the successful SC20-Portfolio.
Its innovative rubber compound extends the mileage and reduces service and maintenance costs. An advantage that is especially relevant when vehicles operate on demanding surfaces. „Tire wear is accelerated particularly in outdoor application with highly abrasive grounds such as interlocking pavers, cobblestones or objects on the surface. For vehicles operating in these conditions, our engineers have developed a new rubber compound with short chain sulphur connections. The SC20 Mileage+ is the first tire using this new compound “, says Dr. Maertens. The tread area provides maximal resistance to punctures and cuts. These features result in a reduced wear and an enhanced service life.
Continental SC20 Energy+
The SC20 Energy+ features a low rolling resistance. The tire is especially suitable for battery-powered vehicles used in indoor application. Due to the low rolling resistance, vehicles consume less energy and battery lifetime is extended. The results are less downtimes and lower operating costs. In addition, the optimized rolling qualities reduce the heat development within the tire which results in excellent durability even when carrying heavy loads.
New specialty tires also available for dust and dirt-sensitive areas
The Continental CS20 and the SC20 tires are Super Elastic tires that fit on industrial pneumatic tire rims. Additionally, they are available as non-marking version for industries where a clean environment is critical such as the food and electronic industries. To prevent static electrical charges on vehicles, SC20 tires are also available as conductive version. This minimizes the risks of uncontrolled electric discharge and thus of damaging sensitive loads such as electronic components.
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