FINDLAY, Ohio—Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has attained U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay verification for two of its EcoFT highway tires.
Hercules said its H-704 EcoFT premium long haul closed shoulder deep drive tire and H-902 EcoFT highway all-position tire are the Findlay-based tire marketer's latest products to be SmartWay verified.
“Our goal is always to heighten the opportunity for sales and profitability for our customers,” said Pat Tripp, director of TBR product and purchasing for Hercules.
The heavy-duty H-704 EcoFT is available in 14- and 16-ply sizes, Hercules said, and features a 30/32-inch tread depth and a solid shoulder to resist irregular wear.
The regional all-position H-902 EcoFT features a five-rib design and also is 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, the company said. Hercules-brand medium truck tires that are SmartWay verified or pending verification carry the EcoFT designation.
Hercules did not identify the tire's producer or country of origin.