Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand has a new tire in its commercial long-haul lineup, the Roadmaster RM832+ EM steer tire.
The new tire is SmartWay Verified and features 18/32 in., of tread depth and wide footprint to help distribute weight more efficiently and ultimately improve treadwear, Cooper says. In addition, it features a patent-pending decoupling rib, which promotes even wear on long-haul journeys and helps give the tire added durability against curbing when driving in urban areas, the company adds.
These features result in excellent fuel efficiency and long miles to removal. Cooper says 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 will be available to order beginning Oct. 4, 2021.
All remaining sizes will be available for order on Nov. 1, the company adds.
The Roadmaster RM832+ EM will provide exceptional value to small fleets and owner-operators, says Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s Global Truck and Bus Tire business.
"We've designed this tire to be tough, but it's also cost effective thanks to the tire's fuel efficiency," he says. "It features our Roadmaster Energy Max compounding, which allows the tire to meet U.S. government greenhouse gas standards. 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."
Also adding to the tire’s durability is a patented stone ejector design, which features a stepped groove wall in the tread pattern, Cooper says.
“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.”