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Hercules Has a New Line of Premium Truck Tires

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Hercules Tires & Rubber Co. has introduced two premium truck tire offerings – the Hercules Strong Guard HRA and the Hercules Strong Guard HRD all-position tires.

The Strong Guard name, new to Hercules’ commercial products, will be used to denote the brand’s premium medium truck tire products, which feature sophisticated materials and technologies, as well as some of the most impressive coverage in the industry.

Strong Guard truck tires carry a seven-year limited protection policy including free tire replacement during the first 50% of usable tread life, if the tire is found unserviceable due to manufacturing defects. Additionally, Hercules Strong Guard tires carry a casing allowance for three retreads.

“Hercules Strong Guard tires are next-generation truck tires. The enhancements that our customers and end users will see are significant,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules. “The Strong Guard line is an excellent example of our brand promise to deliver unmatched value.”

Hercules Strong Guard HRD is a deep, all-position design optimized for higher-scrub applications. It is available in seven standard- and low-profile 22.5-inch and 24.5-inch sizes, including 315/80R22.5.

Strong Guard HRD features include:

A wide solid shoulder design promoting even wear and lateral stability
Stone ejector ribs, which prevent stone drilling and help preserve casings for retreading
Micro sipes on circumferential groove edges that heighten wet traction and improve even wear
Zig-zag lateral siping providing excellent wet grip and enhancing even wear

Available in 10 sizes from 215/75R17.5 up to 11R22.5, Hercules Strong Guard HRA is a wide, five-rib all-position design. The tire’s features include:

A wide solid shoulder design promoting even wear and enhancing lateral stability
Zig-zag groove design that provides outstanding handling for all-position application
Multi-point edged grooves, which deliver better dry and wet traction
Wavy lateral sipes that provide excellent wet grip and promote even wear
Both Hercules Strong Guard HRD and StrongGuard HRA products feature a silica-infused tread compound and promote excellent heat dispersion to deliver longer life with lower rolling resistance. A modern profile shape also promotes long, even tread wear.

“This introduction is one more step in our commitment to providing our customers with a compelling commercial offering that delivers breadth, depth and outstanding quality,” says Emans.

Hercules Strong Guard products are now available in the U.S. exclusively through American Tire Distributors (ATD).

Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATD, which operates more than 140 distribution centers, including 27 distribution centers in Canada, serving approximately 70,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada.

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Hercules Tire Adds 2 New 10 Ply Light Truck Tires

M-hercules-terratracatII-bsw-LR-1Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has added two load range E (LRE) sizes for 18- and 20-inch wheels to the Terra Trac AT II all-terrain light truck tire.

The new LRE sizes are:

LT265/70R18/10 124/121S OWL
LT265/60R20/10 121/118R BSW
“These additions bring us to 61 total SKUs for this line. This is a versatile tire – the size lineup should be as well,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules Tire.

The company says All SUV and LT sizes offer 60,000 mile/100,000 km coverage, road hazard protection, and Hercules’ 30-day “Trust Our Ride Test Drive.”

The Terra Trac AT II, the Terra Trac M/T mud terrain and Terra Trac T/G Max commercial traction tires comprise the Terra Trac Traction Series. Hercules says the series is a complete light truck lineup that offers drivers precise performance and traction, whether driving on the job, on the trails, or on the road.

All Traction Series tires come with Hercules’ Road Hazard Protection Program, which promises free replacment for two years or the first 50% of tread life if a tire fails due to a road hazard during on-road use.

The new sizes will be available in the U.S., Canada and Australia through American Tire Distributors, National Tire Distributors, and Hercules Tire International.

The 18- and 20-inch LRE sizes are the latest additions to Terra Trac size offerings. Hercules added four sizes to the Terra Trac line in mid-July.

Complete information about the Terra Trac AT II can be found at http://www.herculestire.com/traction.
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Hercules Tire Beefed Up Its Warranty Program

hercules-tire-300x149.jpgHercules Tire & Rubber Co. beefed up its warranty program in three ways on Jan. 1, 2017. Road hazard coverage for mud tires and commercial traction tires is just one part of the expanded program.

The company says the enhancements to its limited protection policy enable dealers to offer “what is arguably the industry’s most comprehensive coverage on passenger and light truck tires.” The expanded program covers more products and extends more protections to consumers. As a result, dealers “can give and receive more confidence” with Hercules tires sales in three ways.

1. Road hazard protection.

Hercules now offers limited road hazard protection on all new Hercules branded passenger and light truck tires – including mud tires and commercial traction tires. The brand’s Road Hazard Protection Program promises free replacement for two years or the first 50% of tread life if a tire fails due to a road hazard during on-road use.

2. Workmanship and materials.

Hercules is also offering no-charge replacement during the first 50% of tread life for tires that become unserviceable due to defects in workmanship and materials. Like the road hazard program, this coverage extends to all passenger and light truck tires sold under the Hercules brand name.

3. 30-day test drive program.

Now, all premium positioned tires – including all light truck offerings – are part of Hercules’ 30-Day Trust Our Ride Test Drive Program. The program gives consumers the option of exchanging their tires within 30 days of purchase, thereby giving the dealer an opportunity to recommend Hercules Tires with even more confidence.

What’s not covered

A few products are excluded from road hazard coverage, according to the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors Inc. The products not covered are Hercules all-steel construction tires and polyester-steel specialty trailer tires. (Editor’s note: An earlier MTD story incorrectly reported these tires were covered.)

In addition, the Hercules Mileage Coverage Plan is still in effect for most passenger and light truck tires. Complete details can be found in the Hercules Tire Limited Protection Policy.

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Hercules Terra Trac AT II is Available in 4 Sizes

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Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is adding four sizes to the Terra Trac AT II, giving the lineup 58 SUV and light truck SKUs, ranging from 15 to 20 inches.
The new sizes are:
LT265/65R18/10
LT305/65R18/10
35X12.50R20LT/10
35X12.50R18LT/10
Additionally, the load range for the LT315/70R17 was upgraded from D to E in the latter part of 2016.

The new sizes are now available in the U.S., Canada and Australia through American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD), National Tire Distributors, and Hercules Tire International respectively.

The Terra Trac AT II delivers aggressive aesthetics, wear resistance and traction thanks to heavy siping and Hercules’ exclusive silica-infused AT-C compound.

All SUV and LT sizes offer 60,000 mile/100,000 km coverage, road hazard protection, and Hercules’ 30-day Trust Our Ride Test Drive.

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Hercules comes out with New Ironman Tire iMove Gen2 AS

The Hercules Ironman iMove Gen2 AS is available in sizes of 14 to 22 inches.

Hercules Tire and Rubber Co. is updating its Ironman iMove tire with the iMove Gen2 AS. The entry-level, all-season ultra-high performance tire comes in 61 sizes, 22 of which weren’t available in the original tire line-up.

“We did a great job of balancing the new features of the iMove Gen2 AS with those that made its predecessor so popular,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules. “Our customers will be excited at the evolution of the iMove and the range of new sizes available to them.”The company says the iMove Gen2 AS delivers enhanced tread life and aesthetic appeal in a line of 61 T-, H-, V- and W-rated sizes. covering 14 to 22 inch wheel diameters.

The new design and construction of the iMove Gen2 AS features:

  • an asymmetric tread design that provides enhanced traction and responsive handling in wet and dry conditions;
  • new generation, wear-resistant compound that improves durability for extended tread life;
  • enhanced tread block geometry and siping placement to increase grip and minimize road noise;
  • improved pressure distribution, which promotes even wear and extended tread life; and
  • circumferential and longitudinal grooves that maximize water evacuation to minimize hydroplane risk.

The iMove Gen2 AS joins the Ironman passenger lineup alongside the recently introduced GR 906 tire, which offers all-season touring performance in 31 T-, H- and V-rated sizes.

“The popularity of our Ironman brand is taking off because it capably meets the demand for economically priced tires with good quality and appealing aesthetics,” says Emans. “Plus, not many entry-level tires are backed by a company with the reputation and long-standing history of Hercules.”

Fifty sizes of the new iMove Gen2 AS are now available in the U.S. and will be introduced to the market as iMove inventories are exhausted. The balance of the SKUs is slated for availability in late 2016.

 

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Hercules Updates Roadtour 655

M-Hercules-Roadtour-655-MRE-1.jpegHercules Tire and Rubber Co. has updated its Roadtour collection with the Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE, a mid-range all-season touring tire.

Compared to its predecessor, the Roadtour 655, Hercules says this tire is designed to offer heightened traction, greater fuel efficiency, increased mileage expectations and a quieter, more comfortable ride.

“We are excited to be able to offer the Roadtour 655 MRE,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules. “The original Roadtour 655 has been a bestseller since it came on the market in 2009. We built upon its success with the Roadtour 655 MRE by updating the tread design and making it lighter in weight.
“This tire will offer an excellent ride for an exceptional value – qualities our Roadtour family is known for to consumers and dealers. And, like the original, this tire offers road hazard protection and a great mileage warranty.”

The Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE features:

thin-gauge siping, which is 33% narrower than standard gauge siping. The micro sipes offer the same flexibility while delivering greater contact with the road for better traction;
zig-zag siping, a design that creates more biting edges and reduces lateral movement for less sway and improved handling;
optimized pitch sequence, an updated four-pitch sequence that allows for an increased number of lateral grooves, improving traction without increasing noise levels; and
enhanced profile shape, an updated profile design that optimizes surface contact with the road for maximum traction and tread life.
The Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE is available in seven new sizes, totaling 31 in all, covering 14- to18-inch rim diameters, and accommodates popular fitments, such as the Toyota Prius and the Chrysler 200.

Here’s a list of the new sizes:

175/65R15 84H

225/50R18 95T

225/55R18 98H

225/65R17 102T

235/55R18 100V

235/65R16 103T

235/65R17 104T

“At Hercules, we remain fully committed to providing high-quality products at a great value to independent tire dealers,” says Emans. “The Roadtour 655 MRE continues that tradition by joining the Roadtour 855 SPE all-season grand touring tire and the Roadtour XUV SUV/Crossover tire.”

Sizes of the Hercules Roadtour 655 MRE will be introduced to the market as Roadtour 655 inventories are exhausted.

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Hercules Launches New All Country M/T

Hercules Tire rolled out the new Ironman All Country M/T at the company’s booth (#43085) at this week’s SEMA Show/Global Tire Expo.
With enhanced puncture-resistant features, the All Country M/T delivers outstanding off-road traction in the most adverse conditions and excellent durability in extended off-road use, according to the tiremaker.
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According to Hercules, the tire, available in 16 sizes ranging from 15- to 20-inch wheel diameters, features: protection against stone drilling and puncture; shoulder blocks that easily shovel away mud, silt and sand and provide side-biting traction on off-road surfaces; a staggered buttress design for off-road capability and protection against high sidewall cuts and abrasion; a void ratio that promotes self-cleaning capability in muddy conditions; and a studdable tread that delivers extra “bite” in severe weather applications. Select sizes have a 3-ply sidewall to protect against cutting and tearing in off-road situations, the company added.

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Hercules Releases New Avalanche R G2 Winter Tire

The new Hercules Avalanche R G2 winter tire is available in 38 SKUs. The premium, studless tire is designed “to deliver versatile reliability in severe and unpredictable winter conditions,” according to Hercules Tires. The Avalanche R G2 features the company’s exclusive AWC2 compound. Silica and clean oils provide superior lateral and linear grip at low temperatures and maintain outstanding performance in all temperatures and weather conditions — wet or dry, ice or snow.
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Other features include the following:
* EcoFT technology; the tire has “very low rolling resistance and is manufactured using purified oils for cleaner, non-harmful use.
* “vacuum” siping on the shoulders, which draws in water to facilitate direct contact with the road surface; the siping releases the water as the tread block rolls upward.
* advanced siping, which uses the interaction of wide and narrow sipes to maintain a firm grip on quickly changing winter surface conditions.
* tread blocks with jagged edges designed to aid in deceleration and create bite for efficient braking on slippery surfaces.
* precise tread block geometry and an overall structural design; they create responsive steering and confident handling.

Sizes for the Hercules Avalanche R G2 range from 14 to 18 inches (SUV sizes are constructed with extra-durable, cut-resistant sidewalls). All SKUs are R-rated.

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Hercules New Ironman ST-SVP Radial Trailer Tire

Hercules Tire’s Ironman ST-SVP radial trailer tire is now available.
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According to the company, the tire is an economic choice for trailers, offering the following features and benefits: Specially formulated tread compound prolongs tread life
Dual steel-belted construction increases strength, towing stability and overall durability, Jointless nylon cap plies smooth out the trailer’s ride for more comfortable towing,
Symmetric tread design with a solid center rib delivers excellent highway stability, dependable traction and long lasting wear.

The Ironman ST-SVP is currently available in nine 6-, 8- and 10-ply sizes with 13- to 16-inch wheel diameters. Hercules is planning to add a 12-ply ST235/85R16 in 2015.

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Hercules Releases New Highway Tire

Hercules Tire released the Hercules H-801, a new all-position highway tire.
Features of the Hercules H-801 include the following:
– Five-rib design with micro sipes and wide shoulder ribs with decoupling grooves
– Technologically advanced tread compound gives it low rolling resistance for optimum fuel efficiency
– Groove technology causes minimum stone retention
– Engineered for optimum weight distribution to promote even wear
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The H-801 is part of the EPA SmartWay verified technologies of low rolling resistance tires and is approved for use on EPA SmartWay certified equipment. The tire includes a 72-month warranty against manufacturing defects due to workmanship with free replacement up to 50% wear, as well as updated casing and retreading allowances.
The tire is available worldwide with up to four SKUs including the following:
– 11R22.5/14 144/142M
– 11R22.5/16 146/143M
– 295/75R22.5/14 144/142M
– 295/75R22.5/16 146/143M

Here at Your Next Tire we offer first line truck tires and also Recaps. We have special on closed shoulder drive recaps in sizes 11 R 22.5, Low Profile 22.5, 11 R 24.5 and Low Profile 24.5 for only $225. We sell thousands of recaps a year with many satisfied repeat buyers. Call us at 1-888-513-8473.

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