Hercules Terra Trac AT-II
by Ron, U.S. Army Ret.
(Creston, California, USA)
I purchased a 2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Off-Road in 2017 which came with Toyo Open Country AT tires. They howled when driven on paved roads and tended to have poor road manners.
I purchased a set of Hercules Terra Trac AT-II tires on the recommendation of our tire store owner "Anthony's Tires, in Paso Robles, CA.", who raved about the quality and low price of this U.S. made Cooper subsidiary tire that constantly outperformed The Toyo brand. So I took a chance and mounted a new set of four 245/75-R16.
Oh-My! The tires seem as quiet as the Pilots on our sedan. The truck handles like a dream and tracks straight as an arrow without hardly any wheel weight needed for balancing.
We took them out the Los Padres National Forest for some 4-wheeling. And I have to say they did not disappoint in the least. A very capable tire, indeed, and again so well mannered in the soft decomposed granite sand and loose shale rock we have here. A real pleasure to drive and own.
Thank you, Hercules Tires.