Oliver introduces new specialty application tread

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Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. and its subsidiary, Oliver Rubber Co., says its APWs specialty application retread features a technologically advanced tread compound called Tri-Cor. The APWs also feature a large aggressive tread pattern with three circumferential self-cleaning grooves designed to provide excellent mileage. The APWs retread — which is suited for the steer axle and is suitable for drive and trailer positions — has been engineered for tough applications that encounter cornering and scrubbing.

The APWs is available in sizes ranging from 220mm (9) to 270mm (14). Designed for 70 percent on-road and 30 percent off-road applications, the APWs has an aggressive design and deep tread depth to help provide traction and longer tread wear. The wide squared-off solid shoulders are hallmarks of the tread, which also includes stone ejection capabilities to further protect the casing.

Oliver says the APWs also boasts its VDiplus tread concept, designed to reduce foreign material retention and help decrease the usual stone drilling conditions and casing penetration issues that typically occur in specialty applications. The grooves, which have a depth of 26/32 (21 mm), have been designed to expel embedded objects. For more information, go to www.coopertires.com.