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#4528195 - 09/28/17 08:03 AM Hercules tires
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1037
Loc: MA.
I have a friend that has Hercules tires on his truck it's there most current AT tire I can't recall the name of them but he says they are fantastic! I went to there web site and it looks like a nice line of quality tires from car to big truck. We don't have a dealer around here so I was wondering who makes there tires? And are they a quality tire?

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#4528201 - 09/28/17 08:10 AM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
beanoil Offline


Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 2999
Loc: Midwest, Illinois
I put Hercs on a travel trailer a while back. Quality look, balanced well. Outlasted the original Chinese Blowpops by a large margin. At least on the trailer side of their house, they came highly recommended and performed well. I'd buy them again.
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#4528220 - 09/28/17 08:37 AM Re: Hercules tires [Re: beanoil]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: wv
made by cooper/mastercraft according to my local distributor. Should have nearly the same tread patterns.

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#4528222 - 09/28/17 08:39 AM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
92saturnsl2 Offline


Registered: 03/02/04
Posts: 1300
Loc: Flaherty, KY
My FIL has the Hercules AT on his Dodge diesel. Haven't ridden much in it, but they're wearing very evenly, though the tread is getting down there. They'll need replacing soon -- he speaks highly of them and will probably replace with the same. I think they come from Cooper.
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#4528242 - 09/28/17 08:52 AM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
Schmoe Offline


Registered: 05/12/03
Posts: 7278
Loc: Oklahoma
That's the ONLY tire I put on my truck. Take lots of trips in it and pulls a boat all over Oklahoma. Never had a problem. My farmer friends are the ones that told me to get them, and they haven't been wrong.
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#4528292 - 09/28/17 10:00 AM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
c502cid Offline


Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 1007
Loc: Elizabeth. Colorado
Don't know about today but I bought a set of great Hercules tires around 2002, but they were made in China. Kinda when I formed my opinion that a Chinese made tires wasn't bad because this was a great long lasting easy to balance tire on a 3/4 ton pickup.
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#4528341 - 09/28/17 10:47 AM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 712
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
Yeah, they're made by Cooper... A local tire shop pushes them hard here. Had a few, never a problem.
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#4528354 - 09/28/17 11:08 AM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
exShuttlemech Offline


Registered: 05/22/17
Posts: 107
Loc: ST Augustine, FL
The Hercules that I have seen were made in Korea. I have had great US made Cooper tires currently operating in excess of their stated 60K miles rating.
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#4528373 - 09/28/17 11:37 AM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
jjjxlr8 Offline


Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 458
Loc: Ohio
The Hercules Terra Trac A/T II is made in the USA by Cooper.

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#4528432 - 09/28/17 12:46 PM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3992
Loc: California
Hercules can be made by Cooper in the US/China or by Deestone in Thailand.

I put on some Thai-made Hercules on a van that was on its last legs, didn't want to throw on the cheapest but mediocre Bridgestone EL400s Costco had. They handled surprisingly well for a 70-profile tire with a knock-off tread of a Conti DWS.

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#4528443 - 09/28/17 12:59 PM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
WobblyElvis Offline


Registered: 09/23/14
Posts: 1386
Loc: Toronto Canada
10 or 12 years ago I had some Hercules tires that were cheap and performed remarkably well. I'd buy them again. Not a top of the line tire but very good for the money.

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#4528587 - 09/28/17 04:21 PM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11992
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Cooper, to some on here, is a 2nd rate tire company; and this makes their off off brand, 3rd tier. So is that 5th or 6th rate tires, do we multiply or add? Someone help me out.

Proud owner of 12 Cooper tires....
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#4528627 - 09/28/17 05:24 PM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
jjjxlr8 Offline


Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 458
Loc: Ohio
Just to clarify, Hercules is not a Cooper brand (like Mastercraft or Avon, for example). Hercules is a separate company and they source various tires from different manufacturers.
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#4528706 - 09/28/17 06:35 PM Re: Hercules tires [Re: jjjxlr8]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: wv
Originally Posted By: jjjxlr8
Just to clarify, Hercules is not a Cooper brand (like Mastercraft or Avon, for example). Hercules is a separate company and they source various tires from different manufacturers.


According to wiki " Cooper Tire also manufactures Hercules branded tires in Findlay, Ohio" which is in your state.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_Tire_%26_Rubber_Company

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#4528782 - 09/28/17 07:58 PM Re: Hercules tires [Re: Camprunner]
Killer223 Offline


Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 389
Loc: AZ
the Hercules trailer tires i have on my 5er and flatbeds are the best trailer tire i've ever used. when truck need tires i'm really think about using them. it's a toss up, as i also want 255/80/17, and i don't think they offer that size yet.
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