The company has launched a new compound for its RDT-Master tyres, which are used on rigid dump trucks (RDTs). The cut-resistant compound was developed for rough and abrasive applications where tyres have to withstand sharp gravel, rocks and stones.
The demands placed on off-the-road tyres, especially at mining and construction sites, are constantly increasing. At the same time, tyres must be individually customised to their respective fields of application.
Continental's new RDT-Master cut-resistant (CR) has been developed specifically for use on rigid dump trucks. These vehicles are often used in aggressive terrain where resistance to high abrasion and cut and chip are predominantly required. Thanks to the newly developed polymer meshing system based on high synthetic rubber and selected components, the RDT-Master CR offers excellent protection and wear resistance while still maintaining good levels of heat dissipation.
The RDT-Master CR with cut-resistant compound comes with high carcass protection against cuts and damages by foreign objects and an 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 RDT-Master ST offers a well-balanced intermediate compound that covers longer load cycles than its cut-resistant counterpart while still offering a good abrasion resistance.