Starting at 24" Continental offers an extensive portfolio of Off the Road (OTR) Pneumatic Radial and V.ply Tires for heavy equipment.
They provide comfort on all surfaces and therefore offer the protection of people, goods and material in container handling tasks. Continental’s OTR pneumatic tires are typically recommended for heavy forklift trucks, reach stackers, empty container handlers & top loader and generally heavy load transport vehicles.
The OTR pneumatic range consists of the two construction types, Radial and V.ply Tires:
|Radial Tires||V.ply Tires|
|High mileage||Enhanced stability (on paved grounds)|
|Enhanced ride comfort||High resistance to sidewall damage|
|Very good traction||Good traction|
|Low rolling resistance||Lower rolling resistance than crossply tires|
A Radial Tire has a carcass of one or more layers out of fibers or steel which runs directly from bead to bead (radial). The tread is stabilized by steel belts. Continental’s Pneumatic Radial Tires guarantee comfort because of their flexible sidewalls. With their low Rolling Resistance you will save energy. That’s why Radial Tires are best suitable for outdoor application and long runs. They are mainly used on forklift trucks, heavy-duty transport vehicles as well as indoor service trailers or platform trucks.
V.ply tires, Continental's further development of cross-ply tires, have outstanding damping porperties and stability. This ist not only a result of the compressed air, but also of the exceptionally sturdy construction of the tire itself. V.ply technology allows the construction of thicker sidewalls compared to radial tires. Stronger sidewalls mean less tilting, improved protection against damage and a longer service life. The kissing effect of twin tires is also eliminated because the sidewalls are less inclined to flex and hardly have any contact. Moreover, the powerful construction of the new V.ply tires improves steering on the spot and tread cracks are significantly reduced.