2015 SEMA Show, Day 1: Atturo Adds to Trail Blade Line
Atturo Tire Corp. has released the fourth addition to its Trail Blade series – the Trail Blade Boss.
Conceived from the start for XL dimensional sizes, the tread design is elementally from the Quartermaster QSA-1 Boss Hog knife (see photo).
Quartermaster describes the QSA-1 as a knife made for heavy-duty chopping with rigidity and confidence in hard-core use, Atturo notes. The Trail Blade Boss is made for hard applications off road: mud bogs, rock climbing, overland, etc.
The center tread incorporates the “kurki” style knife blade as the oversized tread lug. It extends from the shoulder across the center line. The deep channel in the massive tread block serves to pull through deep slop and force debris from the center of the tread. Alternating shoulder blocks follow the outline of the knife handle. The high void ratio of the tread provides optimum grip across varied terrain. The relatively smaller center tread blocks are linked for stability from the high abrasion abuse of rocks.
The sidewalls of the Boss feature the same blade and handle shapes as the tread. Along with the visual appearance, the large sidewall lugs provide traction in deep mud, grab loose rocks and protect the sidewall from protrusions on the trail. Beneath the tread lies a three-ply sidewall for load capacity and protection.
The Boss will only be produced in large sizes to properly utilize the design features. The initial sizes will be from 37-inch diameter up to 40 inches, with rim sizes of 17- to 24-inch. The Trail Blade Boss is on display at the SEMA Show New Product Showcase and the Atturo Tire booth 43301. There is an Atturo version of the QSA-1 featuring an innovative rubberized handle. The knife also will be on display at the Atturo booth during SEMA.
Quartermaster Knives designs and produces some of the most sought-after tools in the knife industry. The Boss is the third collaboration between Atturo and QTRMSTR founder Jared West. Starting with the original Trail Blade M/T, and last year’s SEMA International Media award winning Trail Blade X/T, the performance benefits of utilizing a knife blade in tire tread patterns has been validated, says Atturo.
For more information, see www.Atturo.com.