"With the iTire, we prepare the path to the next service level," said Shawn Rasey, who is responsible for business development of Earthmover Tires at CST. "We want to enhance the efficiency and safety of vehicle fleets with a comprehensive tire management system."
In addition, Conti is preparing the next step in digital communication, dubbed "ContiFlexBox," which will enable users to collect tire-related data from the sensors and transmit them to a central server via Wi-Fi or GSM. This will enable the fleet operator to monitor vehicle data on a dashboard and will even send alerts for quick maintenance reactions.
The Telemaster line, which was launched at the show, was developed for the specific demands of Telehandlers — utility lifting machines equipped with a telescopic boom used in commercial and residential construction sites. It offers a high load capacity, long life and a non-directional tread pattern for mobility both on hard improved surfaces and looser ground.
The TeleMaster will be available in two sizes: 315/95-28 /8.50 and 360/85-28 /10.00. The line is produced at a Conti joint venture in Sri Lanka.
Conti's ContiEarth range, which consists of the EM-Master in E3/L3 and E4/L4 versions and RDT-Master lines, is designed for various vehicles and purposes in the earthmoving industry, Conti said. Tires from this line include:
- The EM-Master E3/L3. It offers a self-cleaning tread, traction and maneuverability that facilitate its use in muddy and soft terrain. An open tread design and 100-percent tread depth offer better cooling for a long service life.
- The EM-Master E4/L4, in contrast, is better suited for use in gravelly and rocky grounds. It features a greater block size with less spacing between the blocks and a deeper tread depth, which results in higher carcass protection and superior cutting resistance.