Hercules Tires® Unveils New Premium Trailer Tire in Strong Guard Line
October 3, 2018
Hercules Tires commercial group has unveiled a new addition to the Strong Guard premium truck tire family with the launch of the Hercules Strong Guard® HTL. The new trailer tire will join the existing premium truck tire offerings – the Hercules Strong Guard® HRA and the Hercules Strong Guard® HRD all-position medium truck tires.
The Strong Guard line features sophisticated materials and technologies as well as some of the most impressive coverage in the industry. Strong Guard premium truck tires carry a seven-year limited protection policy including free tire replacement during the first 50 percent of usable tread life under the workmanship and materials coverage. Additionally, Hercules Strong Guard medium truck tires carry a casing allowance for up to three retreads.
“The Strong Guard series offers a unique blend of enhanced tread compounds, proprietary designs and advanced technologies” said Marshall Gillespie, manager, commercial and specialty products. “We are continuously working to identify opportunities to meet our customers’ needs and the addition of the new Strong Guard HTL is an excellent example of keeping with our brand promise to deliver great performance at an unmatched value.”
The Hercules Strong Guard HTL is constructed with EcoFT, an EPA Smartway Verified technology, and is optimized for regional and long haul trailer positions in highway service in 14 and 16 ply.
The Strong Guard HTL provides:
- Uniform wear, enhanced lateral stability and reduced tread squirm via the wide shoulder five (5) rib tread design;
- Optimal 14/32nds tread depth enhanced with stone ejectors that guard the belt package and casing from premature damage caused by stone drilling for better retreadability;
- Unique stair-step indicators that detect irregular shoulder wear and alert the driver corrective action is required before the tire is damaged;
- A new generation active silica tread compound delivering a balance of long wear and improved rolling resistance for lower costs per mile.
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 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 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada.