FINDLAY, Ohio – Cooper Tire and Rubber Company announced earlier this week that it has added a new size – 275/70R22.5 –to its Roadmaster RM230 HH tire line.
The company says it added the new size to meet the demands of severe-duty applications like logging and mining.
The tire is designed “to withstand stone penetration, with 18-ply rating (load range J) construction, tread depth of 22/32-inch, cut and chip resistant compounding, and an off-road design with lugs and a stone protector ledge.”
Gary Schroeder, Cooper’s director of commercial vehicle and OEM Sales, said the new size offering was inspired when the company visited with Canadian loggers.
“We’ve seen first hand in the field that when it comes to severe duty, loggers and miners put their trailer tires to the test, and as a result, tire life expectancy can be shortened,” he said. “Our new RM230 HH has a very deep tread at 22/32nds while most highway trailer tires are in the range of 12/32nds to 16/32nds. With the deeper tread, we can help ward off tire damage from off-road challenges, such as shot rock and tree roots. Plus, our special compounding helps in combatting scrubbing once the tire is running on pavement.”
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