Jetzon and Herculies Tyres

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What can the group tell me about these tyres for my hilux. They cost $195 and $178. Sounds a bit cheap and I have not heard of them before. I have stock standered split rims
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Reply By: Supercalafreakinawesome- Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 19:41

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 19:41
Hi Damien,
I have Hercules tyre on my caravan and so far they seem very good. Only done about 10,000km to date so time will tell.

If you do a search on "Hercules tyres" on this forum you will find some info on them.

I put them on the caravan after a tyre company owner (who I know and trust) suggested I give them a go. His company has been putting them on farm utes and truck etc. for many years and is very pleased with them.

There is also a fair bit of info on the net (google) which may help.

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Follow Up By: Supercalafreakinawesome- Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 19:43

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 19:43
If you are at Cairns you would need water wings instead of tyres at the moment wouldn't you? lol.
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Reply By: macy - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 20:08

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 20:08
Damien
I have been running Hercules tyres on our hzj75 and now hzj 79 for 4 sets when they are too worn for road, bush travel they go on a hj45 that is used in the paddock. have only killed one tyre by staking thru side with a mallee root (stump for the south aussies).
we have 235*85*16 would buy another set when needed
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Follow Up By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 21:55

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 21:55
Thanks Mac, At $178-00 each compared to $235-00 for the Dunlops sounds OK to me.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 23:07

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 23:07
Damien,

Have been using Hercules " Terra Trac" At's, in 265.75R16, on wifes 80 series.

Don't chip like the BFG AT's that they replaced, and have done over 25K clicks with no bad wear problems.

Would buy them again.

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Reply By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 06:02

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 06:02
We had herculies tyres on a rodeo, the AW ones wore fine but in the wet on mud they struggled for traction, they wouldn't have pulled the skin of my late gran's rice pudding.

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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 08:36

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 08:36
Hiya Guys

Never ever heard of these tyres,Have they been around for awhile ???...

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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 12:25

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 12:25
We recently did a 16000 trip , BFG ATs front, Merit ALL Country rear.(All brand new , and "Merits" supposed to be same as "Hercules", or so I'm told).)

BFGs showed chipping, Merits were fine, even though they were the main driving tyres. Some of the mud {Hyden-Norseman, Cendingup-Balladonia,and Lyndhurst-Innamincka roads) was interesting, but without another set of tyres as reference, I can't comment.

Yes, I'll buy them again, esp. given price/performance cf BFG AT.
Incidentally, I've heard that BFG MT are less prone to chipping and wear well - any comment?
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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy- Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 16:24

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 16:24
Jeff ,
I have had coopers of various types and both at and mt BFG's.
The BFG muds get my vote. Chipping has never been a prob and I get over 100,000km out of the muddies.
The muds in my rig pic had over 70,000km when the pic was taken. But you HAVE to rotate every 10,000km.
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Reply By: steve21 - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:32

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:32
Hi Damien, i have a set of Hercules A/W on my 80 done approx 25,000km no chips and wearing well. have no probs off road as long as reduce pressure else bit slippery at h'way pressures. would buy n recommend cheers Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 02:04

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 02:04
Thats my other concern, what pressure to have in tyres. I get so much difference from the 4WD experts from all the 4wd shops and tyre companys. I have experimented for a while, maybe thats why the first lot only lasted 25k ???????????
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Follow Up By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 02:13

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 02:13
As you all probably are aware I am a beginner at 4wd but I love it and have been trying to get into it for years but the opportunity never came up.
With only a couple of years to retirement I am setting myself up for the eventual travel around Oz. for the last 4 years when time permits I go bush in North Qld and love it. It took me 40 years living in Cairns to get to the Palmer River which I love and have there 7 times since.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 07:33

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 07:33
Damien. Tyre pressure can be a bit of a personal thing that you build up with experience. Also depends a lot on your brand of tyre and load you are carrying. Generally for highway the harder you pump them the more economy you will get, but pump them too high and you will wear the center treads, likewise too low you lose economy and get uneven tyre wear across the tread. If you do a web search there are some good sites that will show tyre wear and what they result from. Also your tyre shop usually has a poster on the wall with numerous tyre flaw photos.
With my Coopers I run 36 on Highway and I could go to 40 I would say without wear problems. 24 - 26 in the rough stuff and thats what I will be running when we do the Maytown track over the range. 18psi in the sand and if it gets real soft could drop to 14psi. In saying this you have to drive to your tyre pressures. Good rule - As you drop the pressure you also drop your speed. So highway pressure - Highway speeds. Rough road pressures try to keep to 80kph max and sand pressures 40kph. Catch you ron Cheers tony
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