FORT MILL, S.C. (Nov. 4, 2010) — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.'s General brand has launched the Grabber OA Wide Base tire, an all-position, wide-base variant of its popular Grabber tire model designed for use in severe service and construction applications.
The tire is available now in size 445/65R22.5, and sizes 385/65R22.5 and 425/65R22.5 are scheduled for introduction in 2011, Conti said.
The Grabber OA Wide Base is specially designed for fleets operating in areas such as fire service, waste hauling and concrete mixing, Conti said. It is designed for super single fitment for steer and trailer positions and is capable of carrying up to 12,800 pounds.
Features of the tire include a reinforced shoulder to protect against curbing and abrasions, a tread depth of 21/32nds and a cut- and chip-resistant tread compound. Deep grooves help to improve traction on soft soil and muddy roadways, Conti said.