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      February 06, 2020

      Continental launches new regional trailer tire with 3PMSF marking for wintry conditions

      • Tire part of new "trailer strategy" for robust trailer tires focused on different requirements in Europe, Middle East and Africa
      • Conti Hybrid HT3 HL featuring higher load index with new pictogram on sidewall

      Hanover, February 6, 2020. With the new Conti Hybrid HT3 WR (Winter Regional), the technology company and manufacturer of premium tires Continental is launching a new regional tire specially developed for truck trailers to meet the requirements in wintry conditions. The new Conti Hybrid HT3 WR is available in size 385/65 R 22.5 and impresses both in terms of traction and robustness, outstanding fuel efficiency, and high mileage in both regional and long-distance transport. The tire bears the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. Tires with this certification must pass a standard practical test defined by UN regulation 117 and exhibit suitability for winter use on snowy roads in a braking and traction comparison test.

      Strategy focuses on trailer tires for specific regional requirements

      The Conti Hybrid HT3 WR belongs to a series of new trailer tires which Continental has developed as special extensions to the proven Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tire range to meet the particular requirements of the various markets within Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The tires, namely the Conti Hybrid HT3 SR (Severe Regional) for the countries in Southern and Western Europe and South Africa and the Conti Hybrid HT3 ED (Extra Duty) for Turkey and North Africa will be launched this year. Moreover, the 385/65 R 22.5 HTR2 XL is currently also being relaunched as the 385/65 R 22.5 Conti Hybrid HT3 HL (High Load) and will feature a new pictogram with the letters "HL" and a weight with the inscription "High Load". Furthermore, the suffix "HL" replaces the previous designation "XL" and stands for a higher load index (LI) of 164, meaning 5 tons per tire. In accordance with the EU tire label values, the Conti Hybrid HT3 WR is rated "C" in terms of fuel efficiency and has two sound waves indicating the tire noise level. The Conti Hybrid HT3 HL is rated "B" in terms of fuel efficiency and has one sound wave. Both tires are rated "B" for wet grip.

      "We want to offer our customers the right tires to meet the needs of their individual applications and mission profiles," explains Benjamin Bartsch, Product Manager & Field Specialist for Truck Tires in Continental’s business region Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).


      Load index


      Key markets

      Conti Hybrid HT3


      Regional use


      Conti Hybrid HT3 HL


      Regional use


      Conti Hybrid HT3 SR


      Heavy regional use

      Southern and Western Europe, South Africa

      Conti Hybrid HT3 ED


      Regional use for overloads

      North Africa, Russia, Turkey

      Conti Hybrid HT3 WR


      Regional use with 3PMSF symbol

      Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia


      In addition to the Conti Hybrid HT3 WR, Continental also offers special MPT tires (Multi Purpose Tires) for use on municipal and agricultural vehicles, which are also permitted for road use in wintry conditions in Germany. Further information is available here (German only).

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