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      October 20, 2021

      CompactMaster EM: Continental launches new loader tire

      • Continental has launched a new telehandler and compact loader tire
      • The CompactMaster EM tire features a new Turtle Shield design and twisted steel cord
      • The new tire is suitable for both agriculture and the construction industries

      Hanover, October 20, 2021: Continental has launched CompactMaster EM, a new telehandler and compact loader tire. Benjamin Hübner, Product Line Manager Agricultural Tires at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires, says: “The CompactMaster EM is specifically designed to help operators handle demanding rough conditions. The tire features new Turtle Shield tread technology and twisted steel cord. The hard shell, and more flexible steel wire construction, helps to prevent cuts and damages whilst offering greater stability.”

      Turtle Shield and Twisted Steel cord technologies to prevent punctures and maximize robustness

      Telehanders and compact loaders make stationary turns on hard surfaces which increases the lateral pressure on the tire. “The new twisted steel cord construction is part of the unique Turtle Shield design beneath the rubber which protects the tire shoulder area from damage like cuts and penetration from foreign objects,” explains Hübner. 

      The tire has a higher amount of rubber with a finely structured block to offer better mileage and easier stationary turns. “The CompactMaster EM  has been designed by our research and development team. Production take place in our state-of-the-art production plant in Lousado, Portugal,” he says.

      CompactMaster EM: Suitable in agriculture and the construction industries

      The CompactMaster EM tire is ideal for vehicles that work on paved surfaces, asphalt, sand and gravel, either in agriculture or construction. The new tread pattern has been designed to withstand the lateral forces of stationary turns making it more resistant to punctures from foreign objects. It is also capable of operating at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour. “The ability to travel at higher speeds offer the potential to save valuable time”, he says.

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