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Hercules Introduces Four Skid Steer Tires to U.S. Market

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Hercules Tire & Rubber Co.’s new line of skid steer tires is now available across the U.S.

The company says the four skid steer products in its new Hercules by Solideal lineup comprise a good-better-best offering and provide a range of options for general use through severe-duty applications.

“Our objective with these initial offerings was to give our dealers a collection of tires that would enable them to offer a Hercules solution to 90 percent of the skid steer tire requests that they receive,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of Hercules Tire. “These options offer great coverage with the unsurpassed value that the marketplace has come to expect from Hercules.”

Descriptions of the Hercules by Solideal skid steer tires follow.

XD-44 – Ultra-premium tire for severe-duty applications and/or hard surfaces; 80% lug-to-void ratio delivers exceptional wear and impact resistance. (L5)

Hauler SKZ – Premium, heavy-duty tire with excellent ground contact; deep, non-directional tread ensures excellent traction moving forward or in reverse; all-surface durability. (ND)

X-Wall – All-around, high-use tire predominantly for dirt applications; staggered step lugs and middle breaker provide superior mud cleanout. (R4)

Gripper – Medium-duty tire with excellent wear; square shoulder design promotes even wear; heavier construction than most comparable entry-level offerings. (R4)

Hercules says the XD-44, Hauler SKZ and X-Wall tires all feature reinforced sidewalls and rim protectors, which guard against punctures and side impacts to reduce downtime and damage. The Gripper offers premium chunk-and tear-resistant compounding for best-in-class durability. All four tires carry a five-year limited protection policy covering defects in workmanship and materials.

These Hercules by Solideal skid steer tires are available in the U.S. through American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD). Download a brochure with complete specifications at or go to  

Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATD. The company entered the specialty commercial tire category in September with the launch of the Hercules HDR 325 Radial E3/L3 loader tire. For details, read “Hercules Unveils First-Ever Line of Specialty Commercial Tires.”

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