The US government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced another recall of tyres produced by Cooper Tire & Rubber. This recall potentially relates to more than 430,000 4×4 and SUV tyres in the sizes 275/65R18 and 275/55R20.
Transport Canada has recalled certain Hercules All Trac A/T light truck and SUV tyres. The recall covers six sizes of the tyres, manufactured between 2007 and 2011. The recall is a repeat of a 2015 notice affecting 10,000 tyres. However, because the rate of recovery for the recall is low, Transport Canada has opted to repeat the communication.
Hercules Tire will showcase its latest tyres at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas. Located in Booth #43079, the company will feature new consumer lines, such as the ultra-high performance Hercules Raptis R-T5, new medium truck tyre offerings, and new sizes in popular existing Hercules products.
With low rolling resistance, a quiet ride and dependable all-season performance, Hercules Tires’ Roadtour brand tyres have become a popular choice for passenger and CUV fitments. Now available everywhere are seven new sizes in the Hercules Roadtour family, which is comprised of the Roadtour655 touring tyre and the RoadtourXUV SUV/Crossover tyre.
The RoadtourXUV, engineered specifically for CUVs, features options ranging from 16 to 19 inches, with a limited mileage warranty up 60 thousand miles. New RoadtourXUV sizes accommodate popular vehicles such as the Hyundai Santa Fe, Subaru Tribeca and Lexus RX350. Size additions include: 235/55R19 XL 105H; 265/60R18 110T; 235/60R18 XL 107H and 255/55R18 XL 109H.
Hercules Tire launched the new Hercules H-704 closed shoulder deep drive truck tyre at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Designed to handle demanding long-haul applications, the H-704 offers a heavy-duty all-steel casing, a 30/32 inch tread and a solid shoulder to resist irregular wear.
Hercules associate brand Ironman has unveiled a new range of medium truck tyres designed to offer very competitive cost per mile averages in the North American market. The I-Series offers more than 30 SKUs comprised of highway, open shoulder drive, closed shoulder drive, mixed service and trailer options, some of which are SmartWay verified. The […]
This month, American Tire Distributors (ATD) acquired Hercules Tire & Rubber for approximately US$310 million. Further details of the deal beyond the news reported this week have been published by US trade publication Tire Review, who yesterday spoke about the purchase with Ron Sinclair, senior vice-president of marketing at Hercules Tire & Rubber.
Major US-based replacement tyre wholesaler American Tire Distributors (ATD) has acquired Hercules Tire & Rubber for approximately US$310 million. Details of the purchase – described as a merger – were submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on 24 January. Subject to closing conditions, the transaction is expected to be consummated by the end of January 2014.
Hercules Tire has introduced the Hercules H-801 all-position premium highway tyre. The newest addition to the Hercules H-Series line of medium truck tyres, the next generation H-801 excels in regional steer applications, delivering exceptional treadwear and superior handling capabilities.
In the USA, the Hercules Tire & Rubber company has announced the addition of four new 17-inch sizes to its ultra high performance, W-speed rated Raptis WR1 range. The Raptis WR1 combines sleek, modern aesthetics and exceptional steering response with a silica compound and an asymmetric tread design to deliver high-performance character all year round. The new sizes are:
Hercules Tire Company of Canada has named Terry LeBlanc to the newly-created role of vice-president of Sales. LeBlanc begins in this position on 2 July and reports directly to Hercules Canada President, Rob Keller. He will take on responsibility for Hercules’ Canadian national sales team, P & L, customer relations, and have full responsibility for the strategic direction and management of the company’s sales strategy.
Hercules has confirmed that its Terra Trac R/S (rugged service), an all-terrain tyre built for rough conditions, is now available. Following its preview at SEMA 2012, the Terra Trac R/S is available in 10 LT/SUV fitments, with three-ply tread and/or three-ply sidewall construction in select sizes.