LAS VEGAS — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to build a range of "Legion" brand light truck tires for Diesel Power Gear L.L.C., the company behind the Discovery Channel's "Diesel Brothers" show.
The first tire launched is the Legion Diesel Power M/T, an all-terrain tire for mixed on-and off-road diesel trucks "that turn torque into traction," Cooper said at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, where the companies announced their partnership.
The new tire is designed to provide long and even treadwear with an aggressive buttress that provides off-road traction, absorption and puncture resistance, Cooper said. The optimized tread pattern reduces noise for a quieter ride on paved surfaces while still providing performance and durability on dirt and gravel.
The Legion Diesel Power M/T launches in 11 sizes covering 16- to 22-inch rim diameters. Additional sizes will continue to be added, the partners said, focusing on sizes that are unique to the high-performing diesel application.