Smooth ride and long service life despite heavy loads and abrasive surfaces: The new LD-Master L5 Traction radial tire is ready for demanding conditions and is also fitted with tire sensors ex-factory. From 24th until 30th October 2022 Continental AG, Hanover/Germany, presented the construction tire at bauma in Munich/Germany, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment, thus expanding the ContiEarth range to include the new radial tire, initially in size 35/65 R33.
Construction machines usually operate with heavy payloads and are exposed to a variety of harsh ground conditions, such as rock, gravel or rubble. The LD-Master L5 Traction is specifically designed for loaders operating on abrasive surfaces and in face working jobs where high productivity and assured vehicle uptime are of most importance (Figure 1).
The reinforced 3* carcass satisfies the highest load carrying capacity requirements, even under extensive production cycles. The L5 traction tread pattern protects the carcass and ensures smooth and safe operation on the site. The solid tread block design always provides secure traction. The extra deep tread and sidewall protection also make the tire more robust and ensure long-term productivity.
To minimize idle time and ensure serviceability even under harsh conditions, the special tires fitted to mining and construction machinery should be controlled as precisely as possible. The LD-Master L5 Traction is fitted with an integrated tire sensor ex-factory, making monitoring possible in real time. The sensor monitors temperature and tire pressure, assuring at all time the most efficient operation mode for a long tire life.
In addition to the LD-Master L5 Traction, Continental presented its EM-Master E3/L3 as 65-series for construction/surface applications and a sneak preview for a new solid skid steer tire.