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Nitto introduces Dune Grappler Desert Terrain tire

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Nitto Tire North America Inc. has introduced the Dune Grappler Desert Terrain tire for off-road driving enthusiasts.

It has an aggressive tread for off-road capabilities while providing a comfortable and quiet ride on the road, the company says.

The Dune Grappler's sound-absorbing tread block arrangement reduces high levels of noise commonly associated with aggressive tires, while still providing a traction-oriented tread for off-road use.

Tapered blocks and bridging elements reduces irregular wear while open grooves increase traction.

The Dune Grappler Desert Terrain will be offered in load range D and E in certain sizes. These higher load ratings make the Nitto Dune Grappler Desert Terrain capable for use with heavyweight trucks, such as Ford Super Duty and GM Heavy Duty, as well as other large and mid-sized trucks on the road today. LT sizes will be available with a three-ply sidewall construction for increased puncture resistance.

Nitto Dune Grappler Desert Terrain tires also incorporate Nitto's "Bead Block" technology, a rim protector feature that offers increased protection for wheels.

The Dune Grappler will be available in 15- to 22-inch wheel sizes, with additional sizes becoming available later this year.

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