“We previewed the Ironman RB-12 at the SEMA show and have received a tremendous response on both the tread design and the range of fitments,” said Joshua Simpson, vice president of marketing for Hercules Tire.
The 21 T-, H-, and V-rated sizes feature rim diameters from 13 to 16 inches with traditional 55/60/65/70 series offerings. Additionally, the Ironman RB-12 features:
- A symmetric, five-rib tread design that creates a larger footprint for stability and performance
- Slotted shoulders, moderate siping and wide grooves to enhance water evacuation and prevent hydroplaning
- Variable tread design to reduce road noise and deliver ride comfort
“We’re excited about the RB-12. A lot of consumers are looking for an entry-level tire that offers real value,” said Simpson. “This is a tire that will help our dealers expand and enhance their product screen.”
The RB-12 joins the family of Ironman passenger and light truck tires, which includes the Ironman iMove passenger and SUV lines and the Ironman Radial A/P all-terrain tire, among others. Hercules Tire’s Ironman brand also serves the commercial market with medium truck, specialty, industrial and OTR tires.
About Hercules Tire
The Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, founded in 1952 and headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, is a leading marketer of replacement tires in the USA, Canada and globally. Hercules offers an extensive selection of
passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, trailer, off-the-road, industrial and specialty tires manufactured by a worldwide supplier network.
Hercules has developed a strong reputation among its customers for its broad range of quality products, making the Hercules Brand and its associate brands some of the most sought-after proprietary brands in the industry. In addition, Hercules distributes over 20 leading national branded tire programs, and collectively offers over 10,000 skus.
Hercules operates regional wholesale warehouses in California, Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Montreal under the name TDW (Tire Dealers Warehouse) or Hercules Tire Canada. Hercules operates on an international basis, in over 75 countries, from warehouses in the USA, Canada, and China under the name Hercules Tire International.