Hercules Tyres knowledge anywhere?

Submitted: Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 05:30
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G'day folks, there seem to be a lot of Terra Trac tyres gettting around the farming district here in South Western Victoria, has any forumite much experience with Hercules Tyres.

Hercules seem to be an American or Canadian company that apparently now are made in China or at least sourced there. They seem to have a pretty open tread pattern for their tyres and some claims to match Coopers by the dealers in the area, but better the mileage is claimed.

One of the important things is the competitiveness of the pricing, where one contact was quoted $180 for tryres for his recent model Jackaroo, and a suggested 100,000kms was not out of the question. The quote was from the GM dealer too where the margins are usually pretty well catered for.

The range is available from the link above for those who don't know them, but I would appreciate some more knowledge thanks.
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Reply By: ianmc - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 13:53

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 13:53
I have had a set of 225x16 Hercules on my Triton for a short while before I swapped to some old casings & wheels to just wear them out.
Paid $155 ea in West Vic. They looked like a good all terrain pattern and are quiet on the bitumen & handle OK & a bit wider than the 205's.
Did not notice that they were Chinese made until after I fitted them. A convenient oversight by the retailer as I assumed that they were US.
Did run some 30X9.5 US tyres I think from the same co. that were giving great wear before I sold them with the rims.
Question would be" chinese stuff is ususally very cheap so why pay almost local prices for them??"
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Reply By: John - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 13:37

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 13:37
Have a Troopie camper and ran 6 x 235x85x65 BFG KO on splits for a 4 years. (2 spares)
Had loads of chipping and many many punctures and lost 2 of the 6 tyres to sidewalls splits so was glad to see the remaining 4 wear out after aprox' 60,000 ks ea.
Anyway noticed some Troopies in QLD last year running Triangles so bought 2 and haven't had a puncture since, 15.000ks ago.
The remaining BFGs were replced in Perth last month with Hercules 235x85x16and am very impressed after doing a lot of 15 psi sand running over Easter with no problems.

Would have expected at least one puncture on the BFGs.

So to sum up have had no punctures, chipping etc on any of the Chinese tyres. The Triangles were about 12mm deep new and are at 10mm now.

Triangles cost $155 in Mackay
Hercules $165 in Perth

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Reply By: Jimbo - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 12:02

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 12:02
John,

Can you please let me know the name of the dealer or distributor. I can't locate them in Melb.

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Jim
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 16:54

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 16:54
Jimbo, am trying to find out who distributes them for you. The fellow who sells them locally, apart from the GM dealer, has quite a few suppliers and will find out when I can.
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Reply By: cj - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 17:17

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 17:17
Chapel Corner Tyres in St Kilda

http://www.chapelcornertyres.com/hercules/#hercTyre2
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