General Tire launches two new SUV tires for on- and off-road use

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The Grabber X3 (pictured) all-terrain tire features three specially developed technologies designed to enable use in deep mud, on dirt and gravel and for tackling rocky terrain. All three rely on a tread pattern that features deep grooves, channels for mud evacuation and staggered edges, which provide high levels of grip on sand, mud and gravel.

The tire’s unique design has chamfered block edges with wider tread grooves and narrow grooves in the tread base to enable stones to be displaced faster to prevent them from lodging when traveling over gravel.

When driving over rocks, grip edges arranged at different angles in the tire’s tread deliver maximum grip in every direction. A series of deflection ribs protect the sidewalls against damage from stones and gravel.

Meanwhile the Grabber AT3 features an open shoulder design with traction ridges and sipes arranged at different angles to enhance grip properties. A new rubber compound is said to provide high levels of rip resistance and improved mileage in rough terrain. The balanced block geometry of the tread, with low stiffness, and the specially modified arrangement of the blocks in the center of the tread, reduce vibration in the tire, providing good ride comfort.

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