FORT MILL, S.C. (Oct. 14, 2013) — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.'s HDR1 Eco Plus ContiTread retread tire has been verified for low rolling resistance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership.
Conti's Commercial Vehicle Tire group claims the tire is the first open shoulder drive position retread to get the EPA's SmartWay verification. The agency determined that certain low rolling-resistance retread products, when used on the drive and trailer axles of line-haul, class 8 tractor-trailers in combination with a verified steer tire, can reduce fuel consumption by more than 3 percent, according to the SmartWay Transport Partnership.
The HDR1 EcoPlus ContiTread is the 21st Continental new and retreaded truck tire product line to be listed as SmartWay-verified.
The HDR1 Eco Plus ContiTread is an open-shoulder, drive-position low rolling-resistance retread that Conti said uses its EcoPlus technology for fuel efficiency. The open-shoulder tread design provides enhanced wet and dry traction, resists irregular wear and reduces stone retention for optimal use in regional hauling and light on/off road conditions, according to the Fort Mill-based tire maker.
The HDR1 Eco Plus ContiTread is available from ContiTread retreaders in 22/32nd-inch tread depth in various widths for retreading, Conti said.