FINDLAY, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber is launching a new Roadmaster RM230 WH Waste-Haul Tire.
The new RM230 WH is an all-position waste-haul tire available in size 315/80R22.5 with load range L.
“We designed this tire specifically with the steer position in mind, since the life expectancy for many steer tires on sanitation trucks is often gauged in months, not miles,” said Gary Schroeder, Cooper’s Director of Commercial Vehicle and OEM Sales. “For sanitation operators, tires are often the biggest expense, surpassing even fuel in some severe applications. We are confident that customers will see the RM230 WH as an industry leader for this application when the big picture of life expectancy, affordable price and retreadability is considered.”
It is an inch wider than its predecessor with a 20% larger footprint than the previous Roadmaster waste-haul tire.
“The wider footprint helps evenly distribute the weight on this tire to enhance tread life,” said Schroeder. “When you have up to 10,000 pounds per tire riding on that footprint, and constant scrubbing and curbing, bigger is better. Years of development went into this tire, and we anticipate that it will serve our customers’ needs extremely well moving forward.”
The tire also features a stone protector ledge in the centre groove of the tire to help against stone penetration, preserving casing retreadability.
Cooper provides a warranty on the RM230 WH that offers two retreads within six years, and the tire features a high-tensile strength four-belt package to aid in retreadability.
“For waste fleets, steer tire casings provide the life for the drive tires, and trailer tires too if the fleet also runs transfer dump operations,” said Schroeder. “The casing we’ve developed for this tire, along with the warranty, provide life and cost efficiency beyond the original tread,” he added.