Two Hercules tires earn SmartWay verification

March 2, 2015

Two Hercules tires recently earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay verification for low rolling resistance. The Hercules H-704 EcoFT is a premium long haul closed shoulder deep drive tire, and the Hercules H-902 EcoFT is a highway all-position tire.

“Our goal is always to heighten the opportunity for sales and profitability for our customers," says Pat Tripp, director of truck-bus radial product and purchasing for Hercules. "Having a robust offering of SmartWay verified tires is one key way that we can do that, so we’re pleased to have the  H-704 EcoFT and H-902 EcoFT included in the EPA's SmartWay program."

Introduced at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas (as the Hercules H-704), the heavy-duty H-704 EcoFT tire is available in 14- and 16-ply sizes and features a 30/32 inch tread and a solid shoulder to resist irregular wear. The regional all-position H-902 EcoFT features a five rib design and is also available in 14- and 16-ply options.

Both the H-704 EcoFT and H-902 EcoFT are produced with Hercules’ exclusive EcoFT compound to promote low rolling resistance. Hercules brand medium truck tires that are SmartWay verified or pending verification carry the EcoFT designation.

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