Cooper Tire expands Roadmaster line

By |  December 20, 2016
The RM272 tire

The RM272 tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. added two new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line, which is specifically engineered to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers.

The RM272 is now available in sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5.

Designed to ward off irregular wear and damage due to curbing, the RM272 features a four-belt steel casing and has a slightly rounded tread footprint, along with a reinforced shoulder to help withstand extreme side forces, the company says. The RM272’s tread compound was formulated to provide optimum balance between resistance to side forces and maximum wear.

“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 Cooper’s truck and bus tire business, which includes the Roadmaster brand. “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.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is the parent company of a global family of companies that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper’s headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations within its family of companies located in more than a dozen countries around the world.

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