FINDLAY, Ohio—Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is expanding its Terra Trac light truck line with two new offerings—the M/T mud-terrain and T/G Max commercial traction tires.
Both tire are designed for rugged off-road applications, while providing on-road safety and durability, Hercules said. Their designs feature variable full-depth siping, stone release technology and tread compound formulations for optimized performance both on and off the road, the company said.
The M/T is offered in 21 sizes ranging from 15- to 20-inch wheel diameters.
“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,” said Jedd Emans, Hercules Tires' vice president of marketing.
“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,” he added.
Among the Terra Trac M/T's features are:
- A “Hi/Lo” tread design that offers a higher void-to-rubber ratio on the outside of the tire for off-road traction, while a tighter center rib section provides better on-road stability and reduced road noise;
- Stud pins in the tread which allow for enhanced winter traction and control;
- A reversible camouflage sidewall design; and
- Large shoulder scallops for improved off-road traction, rough terrain grip and soft surface traction.