Solid Pneumatic Tires does not require a press for installation.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for forklifts, super-elastic CSEasy Tires feature reusable, conical adapter between tire and rim that allows mounting with torque wrench. They offer optimum rim seating, high temperature tolerance, and maximized dynamic load capacity for transporting heavy loads. CSEasy Tires can be fitted on-site, ensuring forklift is back in operation within minutes.

Original Press Release:

Continental Industrial Tire Announces The Ground-Breaking CSEasy, The First Solid Pneumatic Tire Requiring NO Press

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 16) - Continental Tire North America, Inc. (CTNA) introduces the revolutionary CSEasy, a solid super-elastic tire for forklifts. The CSEasy, an innovative new tire engineered by Continental, is the first of its kind requiring no press, specialist technician or equipment for installation. These resilient (Solid Pneumatic) tires can be fitted on-site, ensuring the forklift is back in full operation within mere minutes.

The key to the CSEasy is the innovative reusable adapter between the tire and rim. Due to the adapter's conical shape, the tire is already in the proper position and with a simple torque wrench the CSEasy can be mounted quickly and easily, making the press redundant and significantly reducing the amount of time for tire changes.
This innovation offers the following benefits for end users, distributors and Original Equipment Manufacturers:
o Added flexibility thanks to elimination of the mounting press, lock & flange ring components and the wheel exchange pool.
o Enhanced technical properties including optimum rim seating, high temperature tolerance and greater dynamic load capacity for transporting heavy loads.
o Optimized side-tilt stability and better steering precision.
o More economical, due to reduced vehicle downtime and lower rolling resistance.

"The CSEasy is innovative, fast and simple!" states Joe Pauli, Operations Manager for Continental Industrial Tire. "We are excited to add the CSEasy to our comprehensive range of industrial tires. A press is no longer required for solid (Resilient - Solid Pneumatic) tire installation. With gasoline prices exceeding $3 per gallon, the elimination of traditional service and installation charges make CSEasy even more affordable and may make traditional tire pressing a thing of the past."

About Continental Tire North America, Inc
Continental Tire North America, Inc., based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a group company of Germany-based Continental Corporation, a leading supplier of brake systems, chassis components, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers. In 2005 the corporation realized sales of EUR 13.8 billion (USD 16.7 billion). At present it has a worldwide workforce of 85,000.

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