A new range of off-road tyres has been introduced to South Africa, namely the all-terrain Grabber AT3 and the extreme-terrain Grabber X3. These have been launched by General Tire, a brand of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA).
The Grabber AT3 has been developed to meet the needs of SUV, bakkie and off-road vehicle drivers who need a combination of off-road traction and on-road ability.
The AT3 replaces the previous-generation Grabber AT all-terrain tyre while retaining its 50/50 on/off-road bias.
General Tire states that ‘the new Grabber AT3’s on and off-road performance has improved in several key areas (compared to its predecessor), including noise levels and irregular wear. Traction in snow, muddy conditions and on wet grass has been improved, along with cut-and-chip resistance.’
The standard Grabber AT3 tyre range is available in 13 sizes catering for 15 to 20-inch rim diameters. Later this year, the Grabber AT3 range will be bolstered with a further nine reinforced light truck (LT) offerings in 15 to 18-inch sizes, which are designed for heavy duty applications.
The new Grabber X3 is General Tire’s flagship mud-terrain tyre with an 80/20 off-road bias, offering ‘exceptional performance and durability for conquering the most challenging 4×4 terrains.’
The Grabber X3 is available in a total of five sizes encompassing 15 to 17-inch rim sizes.
“The Grabber X3, is an extreme-terrain tyre with several innovative features that ensure it excels in the harshest conditions such as mud, dirt and rocks,” says Ryan Visagie, Product Communications Manager at CTSA.