The Grabber Arctic is General Tire’s Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow tire developed for the drivers of pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans looking for traction on winter’s slushy, snow-covered and icy roads. Designed to offer traction in near- and below-freezing temperatures, Grabber Arctic winter tires are molded to accommodate optional metal studs.
Grabber Arctic tires feature a robust cut- and chip-resistant winter compound that maintains flexibility in freezing temperatures. This compound is molded into a broad, directional tread design featuring a central row of tread blocks flanked by independent intermediate blocks and squared-off shoulders. The intermediate and shoulder blocks feature angled interlocking light truck winter sipes to combine dry and wet performance with snow-biting surface edges. Diagonal and zigzag sipes work together to increase three-dimensional traction in deep snow. Alternating rows of optional metal studs can be inserted into the shoulder and intermediate tread blocks to increase traction on hard packed snow and icy roads.
The Grabber Arctic tire’s wide, flat footprint is supported by ultra-high-strength steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon to deliver exceptional penetration resistance and even footprint pressure for excellent braking and confident stability under all approved load conditions. General Grabber Arctic tires meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.
Install Grabber Arctic tires in sets of four only.
Molded to accept optional 11mm (TSMI #12) silver-colored metallic winter studs.
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