FINDLAY, OHIO, November 1, 2013 – Hercules Tire will debut its newest consumer tire – the Hercules Terra Trac HTS – at the upcoming 2013 SEMA Show. A stand-out example of the value Hercules Tire consistently offers the marketplace, the mid-range, SUV/Light Truck touring Terra Trac HTS delivers the traction, wear-resistance and ride comfort that consumers demand for highway driving.
Laterally connected, full-depth wave siping leads the list of the intelligent design features of the Terra Trac HTS. The full-depth sipes ensure reliable, all-season traction and cosmetic appeal for the life of the tire, while the uninterrupted wave pattern supports water evacuation, reduces noise and inhibits irregular wear.
The tread design also features a notched and siped solid center rib for highly responsive steering and maneuverability in all-season conditions, as well as four wide circumferential channel grooves that maximize water evacuation. The tire’s optimized pitch design creates a more comfortable sound structure for a quieter ride.
The Terra Trac HTS is built with a closed inner shoulder and low-angle shoulder grooves to reduce noise, maximize stability, resist irregular wear and deliver excellent handling at highway speeds. Additionally, the wide footprint delivers high traction and mileage and an innovative tread profile creates an optimum contact patch area, promoting even wear and prolonged tread life.
Offering a 50,000 mile/80,000 km (SUV sizes) or 45,000 mile /75,000 km (LT and flotation sizes) mileage warranty, the Hercules Terra Trac HTS is built to deliver impressive tread life and resist irregular wear. The Terra Trac HTS is also covered by Hercules’ industry-leading road hazard protection warranty.
“The Terra Trac HTS gives dealers an exceptional value to offer consumers who are seeking a mid-range, highway tire for their SUV or pick-up. This is a tire that delivers all-around performance on paved roads – excellent traction, even wear and a comfortable ride,” said Hercules Tire Vice President of Marketing Joshua Simpson.
The Hercules Terra Trac HTS offering is made up of 26 SUV and LT SKUs, with rim diameters ranging from 15 to 17 inches. Seven (7) light truck sizes are available now and all 26 SKUs will be available in the first quarter of 2014.
About the Hercules Tire & Rubber Company
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, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Colorado, 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. In all, Hercules Tire operates over two million square feet of warehouse space globally.
Additional information can be found at www.herculestire.com.