FINDLAY, OH, January 23, 2014 – Hercules Tire is pleased to introduce the Hercules H-801 all-position premium highway tire. The newest addition to the Hercules H-Series line of medium truck tires, the next generation H-801 excels in regional steer applications, delivering exceptional treadwear and superior handling capabilities.
“The engineering behind this tire is very sophisticated, and the wear characteristics and warranty are outstanding. Cosmetically, the tread pattern is very modern, so it is appealing to the eye. It’s an incredible value.” said Minoo Mehta, Hercules Tire’s director of commercial tire marketing.
Stand-out features of the new Hercules H-801 include:
- Five-rib design with micro sipes and wide shoulder ribs with decoupling grooves resist irregular wear.
- Technologically advanced tread compound contributes to low rolling resistance for optimum fuel efficiency and significant removal mileage.
- Innovative groove technology leads to minimum stone retention, extending casing life.
- Engineered for optimum weight distribution to promote even wear.
The H-801 is part of the EPA SmartWay® verified technologies of low rolling resistance tires and is approved for use on EPA SmartWay® certified equipment. The tire carries a 72 month warranty against manufacturing defects due to workmanship and material, with free replacement up to 50 percent wear, as well as updated casing and retreading allowances.
Available worldwide, the H-801 offering is made up of four SKUs including:
- 11R22.5/14 144/142M
- 11R22.5/16 146/143M
- 295/75R22.5/14 144/142M
- 295/75R22.5/16 146/143M
“We’ve done a lot to develop our H-Series line-up over the past year. Our customers have been looking forward to having this premium option as part of that expansion, so we’re very pleased to bring the H-801 to market,” said Joshua Simpson, Hercules Tire’s vice president of marketing.
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, Washington, 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.