It’s not a tire brand that immediately comes to mind, but chances are Atturo will be coming on your radar if you’re looking for good tires at a great price. Lots of people shop for tires by price alone—That’s setting up yourself for failure. You’ve always got to give more weight to your end goal than price because you’ll be living with your choice for at least a couple years, and in most cases, 30,000-60,000 miles, depending on how much tread life you can squeeze out of your tires. When you factor in a $20 or $30 difference in price per tire, it makes more sense to spend a little extra to make sure you’re living with something you can, well, live with.
In this case, we had a newer Ram 3500 dualie tow rig with a Cummins engine that was used for everything from daily commuting to hauling motorcycles out to the desert on the weekends to hauling a huge fifth-wheel toy hauler. Aside from a blingy set of wheels, the 4x4 was completely stock, so we needed a tread that would bite hard in mountain snow of the Sierras, wouldn’t dig and chew in the sand washes of Glamis, and could shrug off the occasional hard rock-hit or cactus encounter on the way to motorcycle man camp.
We selected a set of six Atturo Trail Blade A/T tires. The Trail Blade A/Ts feature lots of highly siped tread blocks with many biting angles to pull the stiffly sprung Ram through the worst hard-pack terrain. The treads are arranged essentially in five circumferential bands, with the center band helping in carcass stability, and the four circumferential grooves helping evacuate water. The large outer tread shoulder blocks help on-road stability and steering response and the arched and segmented stone throwers between the shoulder treads help the tires from clogging up with rocks and mud. It’s an all-terrain tire that’s earned its keep, especially considering the inexpensive price.
Tire: Atturo Trail Blade A/T
Load range: E
Max load (lbs): 3,195 (single) or 2,910 (dual)
Sidewall construction: Three-ply polyester
Tread construction: Two-ply polyester, two-ply steel, one-ply nylon
Approved rim width (in): 7.0-8.5
Tread depth (in): 15⁄32
Section width (in): 10.7
Overall diameter (in): 31.7
Maximum psi: 80