Cooper Tire has expanded its Cooper Severe Series truck and bus radial (TBR) tire line with the introduction of the new Cooper Severe Series Mixed Service Drive or MSD, a premium drive tire for demanding mixed service applications.
Featuring a deep 32/32nds tire, the Cooper SEVERE Series MSD is designed to handle the toughest off-road conditions, while delivering long, even wear that fleets require on the road, the company says.
“The new Cooper Severe Series MSD is engineered to withstand the heavy scrub and cut and chip environments required of off-highway tires,” says Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s Global Truck and Bus Tire Business. “The Cooper Severe Series MSD and all Cooper TBR tires provide performance that helps reduce fleets’ tire operating costs.”
Cooper says triangular tie-bars in the outside shoulder help to promote traction throughout the life of the tire while also mitigating heel-toe wear. Designed to reduce total cost of ownership, the highly engineered, durable casing includes stone ejectors to ensure multiple retreads beyond the original tread life, the company adds.
The Cooper Sever Series MSD is offered in two sizes, 11R22.5 (LRH) and 11R24.5 (LRH), which are available for shipment beginning Nov. 1.