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Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand unveiled a new tire for commercial longhaul fleets designed to balance fuel efficiency with long miles, the company announced Oct. 4.
The Roadmaster RM832+ EM steer tire features a patent-pending decoupling rib intended to promote even wear on longhaul journeys while providing added durability against curbing. The new tire also has 18/32nds of tread depth as well as a wide footprint to help distribute weight more efficiently to improve treadwear.
“We’ve designed this tire to be tough, but it’s also cost effective thanks to the tire’s fuel efficiency,” said Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s Global Truck and Bus Tire business. “The tire is ahead of the curve in low-rolling resistance and is backed by a six-year, two-retread warranty, made possible in large part due to the tire’s four-belt, high-tensile steel casing.”
Schroeder added the tire features the Roadmaster Energy Max compounding to help it meet U.S. government greenhouse gas standards. The tire is verified by SmartWay, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program that helps the freight transportation sector improve supply chain efficiency.
The tire will be available in seven sizes in the U.S. and Canada: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 11R24.5 in Load Range G and H, plus in 285/75R24.5 in Load Range H. Size 295/75R22.5 is available to order now. All remaining sizes will be available for order on Nov. 1. — Transport Topics
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