Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added two sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line. The RM272 is now available in sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5.
The RM272 is engineered to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers. Cooper says the tire is designed to ward off irregular wear and damage due to curbing, and the RM272 features a four-belt steel casing with a slightly rounded tread footprint, along with a reinforced shoulder to help withstand extreme side forces.
“Tires in this application are arguably the most abused of any in the trucking industry, and we designed the RM272 to withstand this harsh punishment,” says Gary Schroeder, director of truck and bus tire business for Cooper. “We looked at a variety of tread profiles that could minimize the load on the shoulder rib, and worked toward a design that distributed the load more evenly across the entire footprint so that the shoulder takes on less of the lateral forces.
“Our engineers designed a great tire, backed by a strong warranty and the quality Roadmaster is known for. We know that fleets are continually looking for opportunities to be more cost-efficient, and our RM272 tire can help them to attain this goal.”