Strick Trailers announced its continued partnership with Cooper Tires as its standard, premium tire supplier and beginning with calendar year 2021, all Strick trailers will be equipped with Cooper Tires PRO Series LHT Trailer tire.
The PRO Series LHT 295/75R22.5 is part of Cooper’s line of fuel-efficient SmartWay verified tires and meets the EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requirements.
Like all components that are Strick standards, these tires have been extensively tested and proven to deliver exceptional performance along with excellent fuel efficiency for the long haul, Strick says.
“Everyone’s best is our standard,” says Rod Farlow, vice president of materials, Strick Trailers. “It is important that we spec smart, innovative components that will exceed our customers’ expectations, and the Pro Series LHT certainly adheres to that criteria.”
According to Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s Global Truck and Bus Tire Business, the Cooper PRO Series provides fleets with outstanding value for long haul operations. “Our benchmarking tests show the PRO Series’ low cost of ownership, what we call LCO, is equal to or lower than competitive Tier 1 tires,” says Schroeder.
“Cooper has been in the tire industry for more than a century and is widely known and respected in the truck trailer industry. We are confident that this change will only complement the premium trailers we produce,” says Farlow.
Along with the V-shaped tread pattern design to help protect against irregular wear, the PRO Series LHT Trailer tire features a unique Wear Square on the tire’s shoulder ribs to indicate when the tire should be pulled for retreading.
“Additionally, this tire is backed by an industry-leading, 7-year, 2-retread warranty with full replacement value for the first 50 percent of tread life, another value-added benefit we are happy to pass on to the customer,” says Farlow.