There are three crucial requirements for bus tyres: comfort, cost effectiveness, and safety. Continental’s premium Generation 3 tyres for passenger transport, Conti Urban, Conti CityPlus, and Conti Coach, cover every area of use from regular city services through regional transport to the long-distance coach segment. Every tyre has been constructed for a very specific application, to best meet customers' needs and operations.
The Conti CityPlus HA3 has been specially developed for use in regional transport, a demanding and growing segment. This tyre, developed for fitment on all axles, is available in size 295/80 R 22.5. It is characterised by excellent handling and wet-grip qualities, very long service life, and uniform wear. Solid 3D sipes ensure additional grip and consistent braking performance throughout the tyre’s service life.
For long-distance travel, the Conti Coach HA3 is available for all-round fitment in sizes 295/80 R 22.5 and 315/80 R 22.5. The tread compound is specially developed for passenger transport, and features a tread design with solid three-dimensional grip sipes, offering maximum safety and optimum ride comfort together with improved rolling resistance. On the road the Conti Coach HA3 ensures good longitudinal and transverse grip, directional stability and steering precision, as well as excellent performance in the wet for the entire service life of the tyre, thanks to the siping technology.
Constantin Batsch, Vice President Business Region Truck Tires EMEA states: "In the growing commercial passenger transport segment, bus companies face tough international competition, especially in the long-distance transport field. For them the most important aspects are good ride comfort for passengers, safety and cost effectiveness, from fuel efficiency to retreadability – all features which are provided by Continental’s bus tyres.”
Highly cost effective with fuel savings of up to three percent
Luca Montanaro, fleet manager for the Italian-based bus and coach company, Star SPA: "Our company offers safe and comfortable passenger transport at fair rates. The performance of the tyres has a direct impact on the cost effectiveness of the bus fleet. Since we started using Conti Coach tyres, we've been able to reduce fuel consumption in the fleet by up to three percent. And they achieve a splendidly high mileage too."
About Star SPA
Headquarters: Lodi, Italy
Fleet: 130 vehicles
Excellent braking performance
Luc Meekers, fleet manager for Staf Cars, based in Lommel, Belgium: "We provide reliable, all-year-round bus travel between cities throughout Belgium and beyond its national borders. For this purpose we need tyres that provide optimum performance on any road. That's why we rely on premium tyres from Continental. Both the Conti CityPlus and the Conti Coach have impressed us with their excellent handling and braking power even on wet roads. Our customers and our drivers feel safe on board at all times."
About Staf Cars
Headquarters: Lommel, Belgium
Fleet: More than 100 coaches
Excellent ride comfort
Ingo Kehl, Managing Director of Sieckendiek GmbH & Co. KG, a coach company and MAN-authorised repair shop, headquartered in Versmold-Peckeloh, Eastern Westphalia, Germany:
"To make sure that our customers reach their destination safely and on schedule, the safety and quality of our bus fleet are of the utmost importance to us. This also includes premium tyres. The Conti Coach tyres fulfill our demanding requirements: outstanding driving comfort, perfect handling and quiet running – all characteristics really appreciated by our customers."
About Fritz Sieckendiek GmbH & Co. KG / Sieckendiek Truck & Bus Service
Headquarters: Versmold-Peckeloh, Germany
Founded: 1965 / 1978
Fleet: More than 40 buses and coaches