Cooper launches Pro Series LHT trailer tyre

The Cooper Pro Series LHT is backed by an apparently industry-leading, seven-year, two-retread warranty

Cooper Tire has introduced a new long haul trailer (LHT) tyre, which completes the company’s signature Cooper Pro Series product line-up with fitments at each tractor/trailer wheel position. The Cooper Pro Series LHT joins the Cooper Pro Series long haul drive and long-haul steer tyres that were previously introduced. The new trailer tyre is available in 295/75 R22.5, with additional sizes becoming available later this summer.

“High performance with low cost of ownership is what our Cooper PRO Series is all about,” said Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s Global Truck and Bus Tire Business, adding: “Our benchmarking tests show the PRO Series’ low cost of ownership, what we call LCO, is equal to or lower than competitive Tier 1 tyres.”

In addition, the tyre is backed by an apparently industry-leading, seven-year, two-retread warranty with full replacement value for the first 50 per cent of tread life.

Like the Cooper PRO Series LHS steer tyre, the new trailer tyre features Cooper’s ECO (Energy Conservation Optimization) technology. This combines tyre design, compounding and construction to provide an ultra-low rolling resistance tyre that both exceeds SmartWay standard requirements by 15 per cent and meets the EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requirements set for 2021.

The tyre also features Cooper’s Wear Square on its 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 tyre should be pulled for retreading. Since Wear Squares are placed on both sides of the tyre, 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.

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