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General Grabber OA Wide Base debuts

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General Grabber OA Wide Base debuts

Continental Tire the Americans LLC reports General Truck Tires is introducing the Grabber OA Wide Base all-position tire in size 445/65R22.5 for severe service vehicles.

The Grabber OA (which stands for Off Road, All Position) Wide Base is geared for super single fitment for steer and trailer positions. It is designed to handle heavy loads and stand up to off-road conditions for fleets operating in severe service and construction applications, such as fire service, waste hauling and concrete mixing.

The Grabber OA  Wide Base has a high carrying capacity and a reinforced shoulder to add protection against curbing and abrasions. The tire’s 21/32nds of tread depth, coupled with a cut- and chip-resistant tread compound, also assures these demanding customers that they can depend on this tire for long lifetimes, says Clif Armstrong, director of marketing for truck tires.

“The Grabber OA draws on nearly a century of tough General tire heritage to bring advanced durability to our on/off road customers,” says Armstrong. “Now by adding wide base sizes to our product portfolio, these drivers can depend on the Grabber OA Wide Base to handle even higher payloads and help them operate quickly and efficiently in severe conditions.”

The Grabber OA Wide Base carries up to 12,800 pounds in a super single fitment. The deep grooves in the tread elements and an aggressive pattern help improve traction on soft soil and muddy roadways. The thick undertread also resists casing penetrations from stones and other debris often found in off-road applications, allowing for multiple retreads.

It will be for sale in countries that participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) , the company reports. And while the 445/65R22.5 size will be available for orders this month, additional sizes (385/65R22.5 and 425/65R22.5) are scheduled for introduction in 2011.

For more information, visit the General Tire Web site at www.generaltire.com .

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