LOUISEVILLE, KY. Continental Tire North America, Inc. (CTNA) introduced three new tires to the North American market on March 31 to help commemorate the brand’s 90th anniversary, including a new General D660 drive tire, new General S580 steer tire and new General ST250 trailer tire.

Designed primarily for long-haul, over-the-road use, the D660 drive tire is built to maximize value, efficiency and performance for its user, explained Clif Armstrong, CTNA's marketing director for commercial vehicle tires group.

"The D660 features outstanding qualities, including an extra deep 30/32-inch tread depth and a closed shoulder tread design,” he said. “These features provide long original mileage, even wear and excellent traction in all types of weather conditions. In addition, the General D660's innovative tread pattern and stone ejection system are designed to reduce stone retention and casing penetration allowing for multiple retreads."

The new General S580 steer tire features an 18/32-in., six-rib tread design to help provide long original mileage and low rolling resistance in order to boost fuel mileage. According to the company, the optimized footprint ensures even pressure distribution to resist irregular wear and provide long original tread life. The special shoulder protection rib is also intended to resist irregular shoulder wear.

Designed for value and performance, the new General ST250 features a 13/32-in. tread depth to help minimize tread squirm and irregular wear. Like many other Continental tires, it also features the patented Visual Alignment Indicators (VAI) on the outside rib of the tread face to alert users to tire tracking problems. Although the General ST250 is engineered for use in trailer position, it can also be used in the steer position under specific applications.

Each tire is available in a variety of sizes. For more information, visit www.generaltiretruck.com for more information