July 5, 2018 9:30 AM, EDT

Cooper Adds Tire Sizes for Specialty Trailers

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. added new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 tire line, which is engineered to withstand the demands of drop deck and spread axle trailers.

The tire is now available in sizes 295/75R22.5 LR H, 11R22.5 LR H and 11R24.5 LR H.

The RM272 features a premium, high-scrub tread compound that provides improved tread wear and solid, long-lasting protection against cutting and chipping in spread axle trailer applications.

The stone ejector ribs in the tire’s grooves help preserve the casing for retreading, and the rounded shoulder design helps minimize the effect of high lateral forces on the tire, according to the Findlay, Ohio-based company.

“The RM272 is one tough tire. It’s backed by a strong six-year, two-retread warranty,” said Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s truck and bus tire business.