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Hercules Introduces Ironman Brand Medium Truck Tires: New Line Promises Performance at Outstanding Cost Per Mile

FINDLAY, Ohio, March 26, 2014 –With one of the best cost per mile averages in the industry, the all new Ironman brand I-Series medium truck tires are an excellent TBR option for independent tire dealers and their customers.  An associate brand of Hercules Tires, the Ironman brand offers an appealing balance of quality and economy.

“Dealers and end-users have really taken an interest in the Ironman brand over the past few years because it’s an economy brand that never falls short on features or quality. The I-Series medium truck offering is our newest and one of our most promising Ironman introductions,” said Joshua Simpson, Hercules Tires’ vice president of marketing.

With careful attention given to ensuring impressive performance, the I-Series line offers over 30 SKUs comprised of highway, open shoulder drive, closed shoulder drive, mixed service and trailer options. Select patterns are SmartWay verified. The I-Series line-up includes:

I- 601: Premium regional all-position tire for both steer and trailer applications, featuring anti-slip properties for dependable traction and excellent directional stability. The fuel-efficient I-601 is part of the EPA SmartWay verified technologies of low rolling resistance tires.

I-208: Closed shoulder tire for drive axle applications with a solid shoulder that provides superior stability and resistance to irregular wear. The fuel-efficient I-208 is part of the EPA SmartWay verified technologies of low rolling resistance tires.

I-460: Trailer tire appropriate for long or short hauls and designed with sipes to provide better traction and drainage. The fuel-efficient I-460 is part of the EPA SmartWay verified technologies of low rolling resistance tires.

I-109: Regional all-position rib tire, for both steer and trailer applications, featuring a five-rib design for long mileage and shoulder wear resistance on steer axle use. 

I-370: Open shoulder drive tire, featuring a deep tread with tough, siped blocks for excellent mileage and outstanding traction under all weather conditions.

I-604: Open shoulder drive tire has a specially compounded tread to enhance life and features large, aggressive lugs for traction under all conditions and siping for better water traction and decreased heel to toe wear. 

I-181: All-position rib tire largely used for trailer applications, featuring a five-rib design to also deliver long mileage and shoulder wear resistance on steer axle use; has microsipes that fight onset of irregular wear and provide better mileage.

I-301: Highway mixed service chip and cut tire, featuring special tread and sidewall compounding to resist chips, cuts and tears and protect against scuffing and impact; with three center ribs to ensure good directional stability, even wear and a smooth ride.

Hercules is pursuing SmartWay verification for additional Ironman I-Series patterns.

Ironman brand medium truck tires have a limited warranty against defects in workmanship or material for five (5) years from the date of purchase and carry a casing warranty for one retread. See the complete Ironman brand medium truck tire Limited Warranty and Casing warranty for complete coverage information including exclusions and limitations.


The Ironman brand family of tires includes passenger, light truck, medium truck, OTR, agricultural, specialty and industrial lines.


About Hercules Tires


Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry’s premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, trailer, off-the-road, industrial and specialty tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support, and unsurpassed value.


Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors, Inc.  American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires in the North American replacement tire market. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery and value-added services to approximately 72,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada. 


Additional information can be found at www.herculestire.com.

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