Cooper’s Work Series All Weather Drive (AWD) tire for regional fleets comes in three sizes – 295/75R22.5 LR G, 11R22.5 LR H and 11R24.5 LR H – and has an open-shoulder design with tightly packed center tread blocks that are highly siped to help enhance traction and interlocked to help maintain tread stability while cornering. Featuring 26/32nds of tread depth and a wide footprint for long miles to removal, the tire uses the company’s Snow Groove Technology with wide snow grooves separating the three inner tread blocks with the outside ribs, which allows snow to pack in the tire, enhancing traction. The tread blocks are staggered and zig-zag to promote optimum traction in all weather conditions, while shoulder pockets provide additional traction in tough driving conditions. To ward off irregular wear and enhance performance, the tire features shoulder tie bars to provide stability to the shoulder ribs, allowing for a good balance of traction and irregular wear resistance. Built around a four steel-belt casing, the tire also is highly retreadable, and stone ejectors located between the tread blocks help resist stone drilling while helping to maintain casing integrity.
Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., www.coopertire.com