Cooper Tire at the Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta Monday added to its Work Series line with two new tires in 19.5-inch sizes (225/70R and 245/70R) for Class 4-6 trucks and vans.
Targeted toward the growing final mile segment, the Work Series All-Steel Drive (ASD) tire is an open shoulder steel-belted drive tire, while the Work Series All Steel All Position (ASA) tire is an all-position, steel-belted tire, featuring a less aggressive tread pattern. The tires will be available for order in June.
Cooper says its Work Series ASD and ASA tires are designed to withstand curbing and feature an extra strip of rubber on the sidewall – a curb bar – which helps ensure the integrity of the sidewall. Tires in size 225/70R, have an N-speed rating – the highest in the industry.
Work Series ASD
Three Peak Mountain Snowflake certified, this all steel-belt constructed tire features 18/32nds of tread depth in a four rib, open-shoulder design. Compounding allows the tire to withstand damage and tread loss from scrubbing, curbing, and rapid starts and stops. For added performance, chevron grooves provide biting edges for excellent traction, while the tire’s 3D zig-zag siping interlocks for wet weather grip.
The tire was designed for long miles to removal and is retreadable.
Work Series ASA
The Work Series ASA tire features 17/32nds of tread depth in a five-rib pattern. Designed for the steer position, the tire can also be used as a drive tire for those running in operations where extra traction isn’t required.
Featuring a special scrub resistant compounding and all steel casing construction for long life, and a special curb bar and stone ejectors help resist hazards found in urban deliveries. Aisle sipes near the edge of the tire help in controlling irregular wear.
This tire also features Cooper’s unique Wear Square treadwear indicators – squares on the tire’s shoulder ribs that show the tread depth through five different evolving image icons. A “square” shows full tread depth, while an “L” shape shows half the tread is left. An icon also shows when the tire should be pulled for replacement or retreading due to the remaining tread depth. Since the Wear Square treadwear indicators are placed on both sides of the tire, it also serves as an alignment indicator.