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21 March 2019

Continental develops cut-resistant compound for RDT tyre

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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The RDT-Master range is available in the new cut-resistant version

Continental has launched a new cut-resistant compound for its RDT-Master tyre that is used on Rigid Dump Trucks (RDTs).

The compound was developed for rough and abrasive applications where tyres have to withstand sharp gravel, rocks and stones.

Continental says that demands placed on off-the-road tyres (especially at mining and construction sites) are constantly increasing, but at the same time tyres must be individually customised to their respective fields of application. It adds that the new RDT-Master cut-resistant (CR) has been developed specifically for use on RDTs. These vehicles are often used in aggressive terrain where resistance to high abrasion and cut and chip are predominantly required.

The newly developed polymer meshing system, based on high synthetic rubber and selected components, is designed to ensure that the RDT-Master CR offers good protection and wear resistance while still maintaining good levels of heat dissipation.

The now available RDT-Master CR with cut-resistant compound comes with high carcass protection against cuts and damages by foreign objects and an innovative open shoulder design for good self-cleaning abilities and enhanced traction. The new compound complements the standard compound for the RDT-Master which is best suited for mixed applications on different surfaces.

The standard product (RDT-Master ST) is intended to offer a well-balanced intermediate compound that covers longer load cycles than its cut-resistant counterpart while still offering a good abrasion resistance.

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