FINDLAY, Ohio — Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has developed a pair of Ironman-brand I-Series high-traction drive-axle medium truck tires for the Canadian market, including one for winter use that carries the industry's three-peak mountain snowflake designation.
Hercules said the tires, the I-302 and I-933, were developed "in direct response to dealer demand" and will be available exclusively through National Tire Distributors Ltd., which, like Hercules, is an American Tire Distributors Inc. subsidiary.
"The Canadian market has very specific needs due to harsh winters and the industries prospering in the country, Jedd Emans, Hercules' vice president marketing, said.
"Our dealers asked for quality tires positioned at an entry-level price point, and Ironman was a natural answer to address their needs."
The I-302 Deep Drive tire is designed for demanding applications such as logging and mining where on- and off-road environments demand maximum durability and where traction is a necessity.