The all position General Grabber OA 2 and OA 2 Wide Base tires sport a new tread compound to improve mileage, chip and chunk resistance, and protect the casing to allow for multiple retreads. Both are engineered to provide traction, minimal stone retention, and durability in on-/off-road conditions, and succeed the sunsetting first generation versions.
“Drivers should expect a reduction of road noise and improved comfort with the new tread design and tread compound,” says Continental Head of Product Management Helmut Keller. “Fleets should experience better fuel economy with better rolling resistance.” The industries that benefit from the heavy-duty tires are construction, material transport, cement, heavy haul and sand mining/quarry, he adds.
The General Grabber OA 2 features 22/32- and 24/32-inch tread depth and a sidewall profile with curb rib to reduce damage from curbing, cuts and abrasions. The groove technology leads to minimum stone retention through an ejection system and extends casing life. The tire casing is constructed with four belts and a closed shoulder, four-rib tread design allowing versatility in all wheel positions. Drivers should see up to 19 percent mileage improvement and up to 5 percent chip and chunk resistance with the new tire when compared with its predecessor. The tire can also be sold with a sensor to connect many Continental tire pressure or temperature monitoring systems, including ContiConnect Live and ContiConnect Yard Reader.
The General Grabber OA 2 WB features 21/32-, 23/32- and 24/32-inch tread depth and an aggressive multi-service all position tread pattern to provide traction. The thick under-tread resists casing penetrations and damage, allowing for multiple retreads and extending tire life. Drivers should see up to 21 percent mileage improvement with the OA 2 WB when compared with its predecessor. — Continental Tire, Fort Mill, S.C., www.continental-truck.com