A Refresh for Roadmaster Steer Tires: the RM832+ EM
The Roadmaster brand has a new steer tire in its commercial long-haul lineup — the RM832+ EM.
The SmartWay-verified tire features a wide footprint with 18/32nds of tread depth. The footprint helps distribute weight more efficiently and ultimately improve treadwear. The tire also has a patent-pending decoupling rib, which promotes even wear on long-haul journeys and gives the tire extra durability against curbing in urban areas.
All of this adds up to fuel efficiency and long miles before removal.
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 for order as of Oct. 4, while the remaining sizes will be available to order Nov. 1.
Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s global truck and bus tire business, says the Roadmaster RM832+ EM provides value to small fleets and owner-operators.
“We’ve designed this tire to be tough, but it’s also cost effective thanks to the tire’s fuel efficiency. It features our Roadmaster Energy Max compounding, which allows the tire to meet U.S. government greenhouse gas standards,” says Schroeder. “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.”
The RM832+ EM tire is made more durable by its patented stone ejector design, which features a stepped groove wall in the tread pattern.
“Stone drilling can end a tire’s life prematurely,” says Schroeder. “The technology Cooper has developed for this new tire helps reduce stone drilling in an effort to preserve the integrity of the casing for multiple retreads.”
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. now owns Cooper and its Roadmaster tire brand.