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Old 10-06-2014, 10:37 PM   #1
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Hercules tires

Just wondering if anyone here has Hercules tires on TT and what do you think of them and how are they holding up?
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I have them in the power STR 14" tire size. this is my 2nd season with them so far. no blow outs, virtually no air loss (may top up 2-3 psi at the beginning of the season and check every trip) and they seem to run at a nice consistent temperature on the highway (usually around the 60-65 mph range) mine do have a 75mph speed rating on them as well (probably why they run a decent temperature at 65) and the tread seems to be wearing nice and even. Quite happy with them so far.
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I ran them this year (about 2500 miles) after a flat on my Trail Express tires. Performed well and very little air loss. I'm no expert, but visually, they looked like a beefier tire. Traded in my camper last week so I can only give you a seasons worth, but I'll buy them again for my current unit when the time comes.


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Old 10-07-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
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I have them in the power STR 14" tire size. this is my 2nd season with them so far. no blow outs, virtually no air loss (may top up 2-3 psi at the beginning of the season and check every trip) and they seem to run at a nice consistent temperature on the highway (usually around the 60-65 mph range) mine do have a 75mph speed rating on them as well (probably why they run a decent temperature at 65) and the tread seems to be wearing nice and even. Quite happy with them so far.

What size do you have is it the 205/75R 14 or the 215/75R 14
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I put 6 on my mh, balanced with balance beads, after 10k miles, no problems.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:22 AM   #6
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we run them on our F550's and love them
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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Here's my info from "Hercules Tire Report"

Tow vehicle - 2001 Dodge Diesel - Hercules LT265-75-R16 Load Range E
Trailer - 2008 8285WS - Hercules 205-75--15 Load Range D

Truck - Now about 20,000 miles on the tires - 8000 miles towing. Looks like they are good for another 20,000.

Trailer - Now about 7000 miles on the tires - tread depth new was .30" now reads an average of .26" on all 4 tires.

Comments - The Hercules trailer tires looked very straight and round on the balancer. Used a minimal amount of weight to balance. They require no air after sitting for 4 months.

Like many, I was at, or close to, the maximum weight for the axles (2x3500)and stock "C" rated tires. Upgraded to the "D" rated with a max pressure of 65PSI. The wheels "Series 06" are rated for 60PSI and I run them about 62PSI.

Just finished a 5000 mile trip over some fairly miserable roads (bad enough to lose one of the trailer wheels hubcaps) - no problems and added no air. I am sure I was at or close to the 7000lbs on the axles. Travel speed was usually about 62MPH with an occasional 65-70 run. Tire temp on all tires never exceeded 115.
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:53 AM   #8
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What size do you have is it the 205/75R 14 or the 215/75R 14
originally I had the 205's, moved up to the 215's for a bit more capacity. Sorry for the slow response, been renovating the computer room :P
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