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H-702 EcoFT

Large Strides for Hercules Medium Truck in 2013: New patterns, sizes, SmartWay verification

FINDLAY, OHIO, October 30, 2013 – Hercules Tire saw significant growth and advancements in its H-Series medium truck offering over the course of 2013, launching new patterns, adding sizes to existing lines, and achieving SmartWay verification on four H-Series lines.

“We’ve seen exciting growth in our H-Series offering over the past year – both dealers and their customers have recognized the value this line-up offers and have really embraced it,” said Joshua Simpson, vice president of marketing for Hercules Tire.

SmartWay Verification

Four Hercules H-Series lines are now SmartWay Verified and available for order:

  • H-502
  • H-702
  • H-802
  • H-903

All SmartWay verified Hercules Tires feature the company’s Eco FT logo to distinguish them as such. Hercules will continue its efforts in 2014 to gain SmartWay verification for other H-Series medium truck tires.


The addition of the Hercules H-307 mixed service tire gave the popular H-series line-up an offering designed for severe service and aggressive construction applications. With an extra-deep, aggressive tread design, the H-307 delivers long original tread life, outstanding braking and a powerful grip on or off the road. Special compounds provide resistance to cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear.

The Hercules H-307 is available in two sizes – 11 R 22.5 16 PR 146/143 G and 11 R 24.5 16 PR 149/146 G – which are available everywhere.


Hercules H-902 all-position rib tire recently had four sizes added to the offering:   

  • 245/70R17.5/14 143/141 J
  • 265/70R19.5/14 143/141 J
  • 11R22.5/14 144/142 M
  • 11R22.5/16 146/143M

The H-902 is a regional, all-position rib tire for both steer and trailer applications featuring a wide 5-rib design that delivers long mileage and shoulder wear resistance. Additionally, the H-902 has lower rolling resistance to provide better fuel efficiency.


The Hercules H-302 deep tread tire became available in a new size – 11R24.5/16 149/146 G – earlier in 2013. With excellent traction, chip and cut resistant compound and a heavy duty all-steel casing for excellent retreadability, the H-302 delivers long life and outstanding value. The H-302 is also available in 11R22.5/16 146/143 G.

Hercules plans to introduce an all-new H-Series offering at the 2013 SEMA show. 


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.

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