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Hercules Terra Trac DT. Review, 2020 Update

Hercules Terra Trac DT

The new Hercules Terra Trac DT (2012) from Hercules Tire & Rubber Company is built for on road and off road application.

The best features of this tire are the lateral channel grooves that evacuate mud and snow for uncompromised traction, aggressive shoulder design, which maximizes traction and rugged appearance and tread block edges to promote traction and uniform wear. A deep tread that provides versatile all-season, all-surface performance. Hercules backs the Terra Trac D/T with road hazard protection.

It is available in 10 sizes with rim diameters ranging from 15 to 18 inches.

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History of the brand & the company – Hercules Terra Trac DT

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 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.

Everything in one tire with a unique combination of cutting-edge expertise and old-fashioned integrity. The result is a better, smarter, more convenient tire buying experience for today’s car, light truck and SUV drivers.

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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.

The coverage includes mud tires and commercial traction tires. A few exclusions do apply, according to the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors Inc. Not covered are Hercules all-steel construction tires and polyester-steel trailer tires.

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