Continental has launched the CompactMaster EM, a new telehandler and compact loader tyre. Rebecca Shedden, Continental’s General Sales Manager for Commercial Specialty Tyres says: “The CompactMaster EM is specifically designed to help operators handle demanding rough conditions. The tyre features new Turtle Shield tread technology and a twisted steel cord. The hard shell, and more flexible steel wire construction, helps to prevent cuts and damages whilst offering greater stability.”
Telehanders and compact loaders make stationary turns on hard surfaces which increases the lateral pressure on the tyre. “The new twisted steel cord construction is part of a unique Turtle Shield design beneath the rubber which protects the tyre shoulder area from damage like cuts and penetration from foreign objects,” explains Shedden.
The tyre 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 takes place in our state-of-the-art production plant in Lousado, Portugal,” she says.
The CompactMaster EM tyre 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 provides confidence and offers the potential to save valuable time”, she says.