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Hercules adds seven new tire sizes

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Hercules Tire today announced the addition of seven new tire sizes to its Hercules-brand line.


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Hercules Tire today announced the addition of seven new tire sizes to its Hercules-brand line.

“We’re expanding our entire commercial tire line across the board to better serve the growing demands within this market,” said Rob Keller, vice-president of Hercules Tire Canada. “This includes sizes for all applications such as light-duty delivery vehicles (courier) and tires for low platform trailers.”

“These days, fleet managers and owner-operators are looking for ‘bottom-line’ and ‘cost-per-mile’ savings. We’ve positioned Hercules-brand tires as reliable — and viable — alternatives to the national brands, especially when it comes to drive tires,” Keller said. “Further savings, of course, are realized by re-treading or re-capping tires.”

According to Keller, in Eastern Canada, the 2004 projected medium truck replacement tire market is roughly 900,000 units and Hercules Tire’ share is approximately 40, 000 units. “Our new sizes are set to roll out to our dealers during the first quarter of 2005.”

New sizes will include: 215/75/17.5; 235/75/17.5; 245/70/19.5; 8R19.5 and 315/80/22.5.

“We have tires for trailers, highway drive applications and on/off-road applications. In fact, we have coverage in popular sizes for all applications,” Keller said.

Hercules Tire Canada offers a wide selection of commercial tires, consumer tires and wheels for all applications through its network of 350 dealers located in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Hercules-brand tires are available in Western Canada through Remington Tire, based in Edmonton.

For more information, contact www.herculestireca.com


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