Cooper Launches New Oliver Retreads
(Akron/Tire Review) Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced that its subsidiary Oliver Rubber Co. has introduced five new treads for fleets – the XS-D, DPW, ULP-Drive, ULP-Rib and Winter Trac II. The new XS-D tread is designed for “excess demands” of off-road, heavy-load haulers, according to Cooper, and it features a new compound called Xxtra-Tuff. Designed for severe off-road service applications, the tread provides traction, strength and durability, Cooper said.
The XS-D is available in 210mm (8.5N), 220mm (9), 230mm (9.5) and 240mm (10.5) sizes with a deep 30/32-inch tread depth and is recommended for applications in which 70% or more off-road severe service is required. The tread fits most tire sizes used on construction and specialty-use vehicles, including 11R22.5, 11R24.5 and 315/80R22.5.
The new DPW (Drive Position Waste) is designed for on- and off-road applications and features a new tread compound called Tri-Cor. DPW resists chipping and cutting and offers a deep tread designed for 30% off-road and 70% on-road applications, according to Cooper. The DPW is available in 210-250mm (8.5N-12) and 270mm (14) sizes, with 26/32-, 30/32- and 32/32-inch tread depths.
The new Oliver ULP (Ultra Low Profile) Single-Wide treads – the ULP-Drive and the ULP-Rib – feature “VDiplus,” which acts as a visual depth indicator and a stone ejector. Both treads offer eight v-shaped, circumferential grooves for wear stability and maneuverability benefits, Cooper said. The ULP-Rib offers a 16/32-inch tread depth, while the ULP-Drive offers a 24/32- inch tread depth. The ULP-Rib has “see-through grooves” that reportedly reduce rolling resistance and promote long wear, while the ULP-Drive has individual tread lugs that provide exceptional forward and reverse traction. The treads are designed to fit tyre sizes 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5.
The Winter Trac II tread design offers premium wear mileage and improved winter traction, Cooper said, and is designed for single- or tandem-axle drive tractors. The size coverage includes the 220mm (9). A 210mm (8.5N) will be available later this year, according to Cooper.