Dodging bullets: Cooper debuts concept HUMMV tyre

By Kathy McCarron, Crain staff (TB)

Las Vegas, Nevada-Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is pursuing three fronts in technology to improve fuel economy, military safety and production costs.

During the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, Cooper unveiled its first low rolling- resistance touring tyre; announced a joint development pact to produce airless military tyres; and promoted its involvement in testing a domestically grown alternative for natural rubber.


The Findlay, Ohio-based tyre maker’s GFE touring tyre-an abbreviation for “greater fuel efficiency”-was developed using state-of-the-art…

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