It seems to be all the rage for off-road tire manufactures to debut their latest and greatest in off-road rubber at desert races and this year, General Tire has pulled the covers off their newest offering. What you’re looking at is the General Grabber MT which features a traditional mud terrain tread design that looks like no other tire currently on the market.
Right off the bat you’ll notice that the General Grabber MT features an aggressive open pattern design with stone ejector ribs to help keep the tire spinning in rough conditions while not getting caked up in mud or gravel. The stone ejectors help break the suction in mud while also ensuring that small rocks don't linger in the treads where they could create structural damage over the life of the tire.
Another benefit of the large tread void is that the General Grabber MT has high level traction in soft conditions such as sand, silt and even mud. You’ll notice that the shoulder of the tire does not feature a very aggressive sidewall tread face and that’s not exactly a bad way to go for a tire that might see high speed action in the desert. The reason for this is that an overly aggressive sidewall tread can catch on jagged rocks, fallen tree branches and other foreign objects that could otherwise puncture the sidewall and ruin a perfectly good off-road trip. Speaking of the sidewall, the General Grabber MT also features a 3-Ply-Dura Gen-Construction to give you peace of mind while venturing off the beaten path in all kinds of terrain.
As of right now General Tire only has four sizes listed on their website but we’re pretty sure more sizes will follow in the near future and if history tells us anything, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them show up with Red Labels. Sizes currently range from an LT235/75R15, a 31x10.5R15, a 33x12.5R15 and an LT265/75R16. All have a load range of C except for the LT265/75R16 which features an E load range.
For more information, please visit: www.generaltire.com