Cooper Tire is offering a full lineup of Cooper Pro Series tires with the addition of the Pro Series long haul trailer tire, joining the Pro Series long haul drive and long haul steer tires.
Like the Cooper Pro Series LHS steer tire, the new trailer tire features Cooper’s Eco (Energy Conservation Optimization) technology. This combines tire design, compounding and construction to provide an ultra-low rolling resistance tire that exceeds SmartWay standard requirements by 15% and meets the EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions requirements set for 2021.
To provide long miles to removal, the tire features 12/32nds of tread depth and was designed with a V-shaped tread pattern, with ribs evenly spaced for better load distribution. The design helps ward off irregular wear, and its four-belt steel casing construction helps ensure a long-lasting trailer tire that will provide multiple retreads to drive down costs.
Helping improve tire maintenance is Cooper’s Wear Square on the tire’s shoulder ribs. The square shows tread depth through five different evolving patterns.
A square shows full tread depth, while an “L” shape shows that half of the tread remains. The Wear Square will also show when the tire should be pulled for retreading. Since Wear Squares are placed on both sides of the tire, they can also indicate when irregular wear is taking place. If the wear patterns don’t match, it’s an early warning sign to the technician of a likely axle or camber issue. This allows the fleet to make the appropriate corrective actions, ultimately extending tire life and overall mileage.
The new trailer tire is available in size 295/75R22.5 with additional sizes becoming available later this summer.