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Hercules Raptis Tires. Review, 2020 Update

Hercules Raptis Tires

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. says the new Hercules Raptis Tires R-T5 all-season UHP challenges perceptions of what a value brand can deliver. The Raptis R-T5 uses top-tier technologies and innovative design to deliver outstanding traction, control and wear. Boasting an impressive 500 AA A UTQG rating, the Raptis R-T5 is available in 38 W-rated sizes covering 17-20 inch rim diameters.

Benefits and Features of the Hercules Raptis Tires.

  • 500 AA A UTQG – the highest traction grading possible.
  • High-grade silica tread compound and Hercules EvacuTrack™ grooves for better wet traction.
  • CoolCourse™ temperature control system to optimize performance and enhance tire life.
  • 3D UltraWave™ siping and an asymmetric tread design for greater control and tighter handling.
  • Wide footprint increases contact with the road surface for better control and maximum grip.

Hercules Raptis Tires

History of the brand & the company

Hercules brand was created in 1952 in the United States buy the The Hercules Tire & Rubber Company and is manufactured by Cooper Tires. The Cooper Tire & Rubber Company started began manufacturing Hercules tires in 1960 and the two companies remain a partnership today.

Hercules tire brand has a world presence in a lot of countries because of the high quality, excellent designs and its tireless search to improve its technology.  The company is continually giving the customers the performance they demand, the choices they desire and the affordability they deserve.

Hercules was founded in 1952 as a cooperative by a group of independent tire dealers. It has been owned since 2005 by FdG Associates L.P., a New York City-based private equity firm.

Hercules operates four divisions: Hercules Tire USA; Hercules Tire Canada; Tire Dealer’s Warehouse (TDW); and Hercules Tire International (which it calls the largest independent tire exporter in North America, with the Hercules and Ironman brands).

Besides the DCs in North America, Hercules operates a 250,000-sq.ft. warehouse in northern China.

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has enhanced its Road Hazard Protection Program. Hercules is offering limited road hazard protection on all new Hercules branded passenger and light truck tires. As part of the upgrade, the program promises free replacement for two years or the first 50% of tread life if a tire fails due to a road hazard during on-road use.

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