FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is adding to its Roadmaster commercial tire line.
The Findlay-based tire maker has introduced the RM332 WB heavy-duty wide-base tire in size 425/65R22.5, designed for the steer-axle position in mixed service applications.
The Roadmaster RM332 WB has a specially designed rib-type tread pattern to withstand the rigors of heavy haul driving, on- or off-road, according to Cooper, while also providing long tread life and even wear. The cut- and chip-resistant tread compound was specially formulated “to meet the diverse performance requirements of mixed service applications.”
“Mixed service applications are highly demanding, and this new tire stands up extremely well to a wide variety of uses,” said Gary Schroeder, Cooper's director of commercial vehicle and global OEM sales. “Our Roadmaster tires provide long miles and are backed by a strong warranty. These advantages, combined with attractive pricing, make Roadmaster a great tire for customers looking to reduce cost-per-mile.”
The company said the new tire is designed to preserve the casing for retreading, including a protective curb bar on both sidewalls, stone protector ledges in all four circumferential grooves to help resist stone penetrations, and four heavy-duty, full-width steel belts to promote durability in heavy haul fleets. It is backed by a Roadmaster warranty that offers two retreadings within six years.