Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.
Continental Attending Hillhead 2022
Continental will be showcasing latest on- and off-road innovations at Hillhead 2022.
Continental Head to Hillhead 2022
Visitors to Hillhead 2022, the UK’s largest quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition, will be able to get to grips with Continental’s broad range of intelligent on- and off-road tyre solutions during the show.
Running from 21st to 23rd June at the Hillhead Quarry in Buxton, the expo will see Continental preview its all-new LD-Master Traction L5, ahead of a full launch this autumn. The latest addition to the ContiEarth range, the Traction L5 has been specifically engineered for operators traversing the most demanding terrain. It will play a key role in helping customers to maintain a high level of productivity and assure maximum vehicle uptime.
Hillhead 2022 will also play host to the introduction of a 750/65R25-version of Continental’s well known EM-Master E3/L3 tyre for ADTs, loaders and dozers. Engineered to have a normal tread depth but with wide spacing between the blocks, the E3/L3 boasts exceptional traction and manoeuvrability, even on soft and muddy ground. The open tread also facilitates greater cooling, which helps to extend tyre service life.
Continental will be demonstrating its digital tyre pressure monitoring system, ContiPressureCheck and virtual tyre management platform, ContiConnect 2.0. Every tyre in the ContiEarth range is fitted with inflation pressure and tyre temperature monitoring sensors during the manufacturing process. In doing so, Continental can offer the earthmoving sector a diverse range of intelligent tyres that can work hand-in-hand with operators to increase efficiency and minimise downtime.
Mike Leedham, OTR Sales Manager at Continental, said; “We are delighted to be back at Hillhead for 2022, and with a wide-ranging line-up of products for guests to see, there really is something for everyone. Our experts can offer a consultative approach to sourcing the best tyre or digital system for your business and will be onsite throughout the duration of the event to offer advice and answer any questions. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new to our stand.”
Continental’s stand will also display the durable Conti CrossTrac HS3 and the WasteMaster 5 from retreading specialists, Bandvulc, on display. Continental’s CrossTrac range perfectly balances off-road durability with the on-road performance requirements of smooth handling, excellent fuel efficiency and mileage longevity. With the added enhancement of chip, chuck and cut resistance, the tyre has proven to be a dependable mixed-use workhorse for truck users.