Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. released the new Roadmaster RM272 trailer tire, featuring a new tread design and compounding that provides improved treadwear and protection against cutting and chipping.
According to the company, the tire features 16/32-inch tread depth, and it’s available in size 255/70R22.5 in load range H. The RM272 was specifically engineered to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers, said Cooper.
“Of all wheel positions, tires on a drop-deck trailer take some of the harshest punishment – often they don’t get replaced due to mileage, they get replaced due to tread damage, such as scrubbing or tearing,” said Gary Schroeder, director of commercial vehicle and OEM sales for Cooper.
Featuring a four-belt steel casing, the RM272 has a slightly rounded tread footprint, along with a reinforced shoulder, to help withstand extreme side forces.
The Roadmaster RM272 also features a rounded footprint designed to ward off irregular wear and damage due to curbing, according to the tiremaker.