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Barum expands trailer tyre range

Barum is expanding its range by adding three new trailer tyres to the 200 R-series. The BT 200 R is now available in sizes 385/65 R 22.5 and 385/55 R 22.5 as well as in the special 445/45 R 19.5 size for use in volume transport. The robust tyres feature high mileage and economical fuel consumption and the flexibility for use in both regional and long-distance transport.

Barum started the introduction of its new 200 R-series product line last year, with the steering and drive axle tyres. The new trailer tyre BT 200 R 385/65 R 22.5, which is also available in size 385/55 R 22.5, offers high mileage and consistent safety while driving, even on wet roads. With its very good wet performance, the tyre achieves EU label rating “B” in the wet grip category in both tyre sizes.
Thanks to the improved composition of the rubber compound, the BT 200 R 385/55 R 22.5 and BT 200 R 385/65 R 22.5 are also particularly resistant to cutting damage. Together with the re-designed tread of the tyre contact surface and the stable carcass, the trailer tyres are thus optimally set up for a long tyre life.

An optimised rubber compound and a new tyre contact surface tread have also been used in the third trailer tyre of the current product expansion, the BT 200 R 445/45 R 19.5. The power package beneath the trailer tyres boasts a high load capacity and optimum mileage with a low diameter, and is thus particularly suitable for use in volume transport. Despite the low diameter, the BT 200 R 445/45 R 19.5 saves on fuel and thus achieves a “B” rating in the EU label fuel efficiency category.

Like all Barum tyres from the 200 R-series, the trailer tyres are based on a robust carcass with reinforced steel cord beads, which makes them suitable for retreading. Thus making the Barum 200 R-series range cost-efficient for fleets in the long term.

Images: The Barum trailer tyre BT 200 R 385/65 R 22.5 is one of three new trailer tyres in the 200 R-series.

Barum has been a Continental AG tyre brand since 1993.
The brand’s long history has its origins in the Czech Republic and Continental is successfully carrying on its traditions in both car tyres and commercial vehicle tyres. Truck and bus tyres from Barum demonstrate how quality and a reasonable price can complement each other perfectly.

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 218,000 people in 55 countries.

The Tyre Division currently has more than 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers with about 49,000 employees, the Tyre Division achieved sales of €10.4 billion in 2015.