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2015 SEMA Show, Pre-Show: Hercules Highlights New Products

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2015 SEMA Show, Pre-Show: Hercules Highlights New Products

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. will highlight new consumer lines, new medium truck tire offerings and new sizes in existing Hercules products at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, booth number 43079, in Las Vegas.

“SEMA 2015 provides us a fantastic opportunity to show dealers, consumers and the media what Hercules has been up to in the last year – and I know our latest offerings will generate a lot of interest,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules Tire.

“We are excited to show off the Raptis R-T5, which delivers the performance consumers expect from a Tier 1 or Tier 2 product, but with the value and profit potential dealers have come to expect from Hercules Tires.”

A premium all-season UHP tire, the Raptis R-T5 is designed and constructed with advanced materials and technology, delivering superior control, enhanced wear-resistance and a AA UTQG traction grading - the highest possible.

The company will also preview its Hercules Roadtour 855 SPE all-season touring tire, which will complete the company’s premium family of offerings when it is launched in early 2016.

In addition to featuring the Raptis R-T5 and the Roadtour 855 SPE, Hercules will showcase:

* Three new Hercules H-series medium truck tires, including the brand’s first medium truck drive tire designed specifically for winter use and an Ultra-Premium Long Haul Decoupling Groove Steer tire

* The Ironman GR906 all-season touring tire, an entry-level offering with tread elements that minimize noise and increase stability and high-density siping that enhances wet and snow traction

* Three new Ironman I-Series medium truck tire patterns. There are two all-position tires (I-402 Wide Base Mixed Service A/P and I-502 Premium Deep Tread A/P), and one for trailer applications (I-480 Trailer Rib).

* Three new sizes of the Hercules H-901 highway all steel commercial LT/ST offering. The H-901 is now available in LT225/75R16/12, LT245/75R16/12 and ST225/90R16/14 (metric equivalent to the 7.50R16).

“Hercules has a truly diverse portfolio of products, which includes high performance and incredible value,” says Emans. “At the SEMA show, Hercules will have something compelling to share with dealers, media and enthusiasts alike, and we can’t wait to participate in the event.”

Hercules recently announced it is boosting production of its Ironman All Country M/T off-road tire.

The Hercules brand offers passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck and specialty tires. Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors Inc. For more information, visit

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