"The tires were specifically designed for the extreme conditions our customers are facing in the underground mining sector,” said Reinhard Klant, Product Line Manager Earthmover tires at Continental.
With the introduction of the new mining tires, Continental Commercial Specialty Tires follows the customized solution approach. This means, every tire line was developed for an individual vehicle type and therefore takes into consideration the requirements of each machine. That’s why Continental chooses different tire construction types to address the specific demands of the applications. Some products are coming with the proven V.ply design with high carcass strength and robustness, while other tires offer a full steel radial construction that delivers outstanding load capability even on longer transport distances in underground mines.
Engineered for ADTs (Articulated Dump Trucks) or heavy loaders operating under harshest conditions in construction or mining applications. High load carrying capacity as well as the robustness of the tread and carcass are key criteria for the right tire choice. Continental’s DumperMaster is customized for these specific demands and comes with a four star carcass design and ultra cut resistant tread compound to master the application.
Continental’s ScoopMaster was developed for loaders and scoops operating in the extremely harsh underground mining environment. Premium quality tread and sidewall rubber compounds provide maximum resistance to rock cutting, penetrations, and tearing. The special V.ply construction, in combination with the carcass rubber compound, provides high carcass strength, excellent flex fatigue, and sidewall damage resistance. The extra deep L5S tread design offers additional carcass protection and high wear volume for good mileage performance.
With its V.ply construction, the Continental DrillMaster is ideal for drill rigs, scalers, bolters and other service vehicles demanding a highly cut-resistant carcass to protect the tire from freshly blasted rocks. High cut resistance, good traction, and stability are essential for tires used in such applications. The tire carcass of the Continental DrillMaster is designed to stand heavy loads, while the zigzag tread design offers a maximum amount of gripping edges in all directions to manage steep inclines and tight cornering safely.