Hercules Adds Two Light Truck Tires to Terra Trac Lineup

Sept. 7, 2016

Hercules Tire and Rubber Co. has added the Terra Trac M/T and the Terra Trac T/G Max to the Terra Trac family of light truck tires.

The company says the new Terra Trac M/T mud terrain and the Terra Trac T/G Max commercial traction tires are purpose-built for distinctly different but equally rugged applications. Both tires feature on-road road hazard protection up to two years or 50% tread wear and Hercules’ 30-day Trust Our Ride test drive.

“The Terra Trac M/T and Terra Trac T/G Max are high-quality, great-looking products with unbeatable warranties that offer our dealers great profit potential and differentiation,” says Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing.

The Terra Trac M/T and Terra Trac T/G Max share a number of features that enable them to perform at a high level both on and off the road, including variable full-depth siping, stone release features and tread compound formulations optimized for a myriad of on-and off-road applications, according to Hercules.

In addition, each tire has been refined to create distinctly different tires made for specific applications and environments. Features exclusive to each tire follow.

Hercules Terra Trac M/T

“I would call the Terra Trac M/T a ‘modern mud tire’ because it’s designed for high performance both on and off the road. Most drivers with mud tires spend the majority of their time on paved roads, not trails. This tire is designed for the way consumers really drive,” says Emans.

The company says an exclusive Hi/Lo tread design incorporates a higher void-to-rubber ratio on the outside of the tire for aggressive off-road traction, with a tighter center rib section for better on-road stability and reduced road noise. The Terra Trac M/T also features:

  • stud pins in the tread for enhanced winter traction and control;
  • a reversible camouflage sidewall design for an aggressive appearance; and
  • large shoulder scallops for superior off-road traction and rough terrain grip while enhancing soft surface traction.

The Terra Trac M/T is available in 21 sizes in 15- to 20-inch wheel diameters, including popular enthusiast sizes to satisfy both hard-core off-roaders and casual trail riders.

Hercules Terra Trac T/G Max

“The Terra Trac T/G Max is uniquely designed to tackle challenging and hazardous work environments, from gravel-strewn construction sites, to muddy farm fields,” says Emans. “But even with all its tough features, it offers excellent all-season highway performance. This tire is the best of both worlds.”

Additional features of the Terra Trac T/G Max are:

  • silica-infused cut and chip resistant compound that resists damage while providing better wear and wet traction;
  • deep 18.5/32nds tread depth for powering through the most extreme conditions to get maximum performance from work site vehicles;
  • square profile design that optimizes surface contact for maximum traction and tread life; and
  • aggressive upper shoulder for enhanced abrasion resistance and an open design for creating biting edges for excellent off-road traction.

The Terra Trac T/G Max is available in 15 LT and flotation sizes covering 15- to 18-inch wheel diameters.

Terra Trac Traction Series

The Terra Trac M/T and Terra Trac T/G Max, together with the Terra Trac AT II all-terrain tire, comprise the Terra Trac Traction Series. The company says the Terra Trac Traction Series is a complete light truck lineup that offers drivers precise performance and traction, whether they’re driving on the job, on the trails, or on the road.

“We introduced the Terra Trac Traction Series to help dealers guide their customers into the right tire for their needs. Because, while they share some characteristics, each tire is designed and built for specific applications. So choosing the best tire for the job is important to getting top performance,” says Emans.

Complete product details can be found at www.herculestire.com/traction.

Both of the new lines will be available globally. The Hercules Terra Trac M/T and select sizes of the Hercules Terra Trac T/G Max are available for order.