FINDLAY, Ohio — American Tire Distributors' Hercules Tire subsidiary has refreshed its Dynatrac medium truck tire portfolio, comprising three drive, three steer and three all-position patterns covering cover long-haul, regional and mixed service applications.
One key reason for relaunching the entire Dynatrac portfolio is to position the brand to "also meet the needs of truck service centers" in addition to "providing our independent tire dealers with another option for key applications covering key sizes," according to Jedd Emans, Hercules vice president of marketing.
"Backed by ATD's outstanding service and logistics, truck centers will have fast and easy access to the sizes and styles that truck drivers count on them to provide."
The refreshed product offering coincides with a switch in contract manufacturing partners to Linglong International Tire (Thailand) from Double Coin Holdings.
ATD/Hercules is backing the line in the U.S. with a 72-month limited protection policy on workmanship and materials, as well as free replacement up to 50 percent of useable original tread (if a defect occurs) and a casing allowance for two retreads.
Mr. Emans said the line is characterized by modern designs and advanced materials, although he didn't offer any specifics as to construction or tread designs. Two of the products — the RL280+ long-haul steer (four sizes) and RF 110+ long-haul trailer tires (four sizes) — are SmartWay verified as low rolling-resistance optimized.