Testing new General Grabbers- ATs on Freelander 2, Eastern Highlands, Scotland.
Scotland is probably one of the best tyre testing areas of the UK. Hence, you can guarantee that snow will fall on the upper regions of the mountain ranges.
The General Grabber is famous for its many attributes. As expected, the first thing is that the tyres are not noisy on normal tarmac roads. This has surprised many drivers in the past.
This is because the grabbers have a chunky tread pattern, then our customers think that there will be a noise build up, say in summer when the roads are dry. However, this is not so?
Testing General Grabber
On road tests the General Grabber’s have compared favourably with many of the”so called” road only tyres. Of course, these tyres are a little noisier. However, the sound difference is negligible. The Pirelli Scorpion verde, which is a road tyre comes it at 71DB. Compared to the grabber coming in at 74 DB. As a result, not much difference.
The reason behind the low noise level. Is the Highly-engineered acoustic tread pattern, designed by General tyres. This and the incredible gripping power in extreme weather conditions is why the Grabber is very popular. hence, amongst the SUV and 4X4 tyre fraternity.
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Video shows the tread self-cleaning, with snow been thrown from the tread. The side profile of the tyre gives it superiority over other similar tyres, especially when on a steering wheel lock.
The General Grabber , is a tyre that i can’t stop enthusing about. Hence, it is one of those products, that sells themselves. of course, just like we have Michelin guys, who only want to buy Michelin tyres. So we have the General grabber guys.
Of course, I keep writing about them. Because I want all the Drivers of SUV’s and 4X4’s. Thus, in the Halifax area of the UK that we are the place to buy them from.
General tyres sell themselves. As expected, because of the hilly terrain of Halifax UK. Naturally, we have a large number of drivers owning the Land Rover range of vehicles. The general grabber is well known amongst the drivers of these vehicles.
Land Rover drivers are always well informed about their vehicles. They know about a tyres qualities. of course whether driving in summer or winter, from sunshine through to extreme weather conditions.
The general Grabber in all its forms and modifications, can cope with everything the climate has to throw at them. The land Rover Freelander in the video shows haw diverse these tyres are. So they are seen to cope with the mud and water that is in their path.
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Testing my new General Grabber AT 255/60/18 on the Land Rover Freelander 2
It`s not the real off road thing,, but I was alone on a sunday afternoon in my good clothing. But it looks very promising. On Road it`s perfect. Only a little more road noise as my Pirelli Scorpions. (100% road tire)
This excellent video shows the quality and endurance of this Subaru car in thick snow. Consequently, equipped with General Grabber AT2 tyres.
The AT2 tyres have been a popular choice for millions of drivers. Especially the drivers of SUV and 4X4 vehicles. Bridgestone 4X4 tyres are also popular, but General are the top of the pile.
The Forester, was fitted with 215/70R16 General Grabber AT2 tyres. of course the car had standard suspension, (not uprated). Thus this probably the reason for the car bottoming out a few times(this can be heard on the video).
The experiment with the tyres took place on a farm. Of course the filming took place with a video cam, over a few days in winter time. Snow had fallen to a depth between 3 inches and two feet. Thus , giving the car plenty to think about during the tyre test.
General Grabbers are also very popular, here halifax Yorkshire, in the Pennine mountain range foothills. All types of drivers, use the tyres, from farmers to families that live in the hilly areas. Therefore, they are well prepared for the snow that falls practically every winter.
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Snow ranging from 3″ to close to 2 foot. I have about 9.5″ of ground clearance and you can hear it bottom out several times in the video on hard snow. Some highlights from a few days out on the farm (Iowa) this Winter with the FXT. Using 215/70r16 (28.1″ diameter) General Grabber AT2 tires (stock suspension). I didn’t have a camera man this weekend to take video from outside the car so we’re stuck with the video from my DVR207 dash man which isn’t that great. The rattling you hear is actually the slightly loose mic inside the camera.
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235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test
General Grabbers are a winner
Hear in Halifax UK, we are lucky enough to be living in a very hilly area. We are in the foot of the Pennine Mountain range that straggles the centre of the UK. We are also a farming area and the towns and cities soon turn into a rural setting, full of sheep farms in the upper regions.
I am explaining this because these guys are the main ones that buy and indeed need 4×4 vehicles to get them around, especially in winter time. We are in a good central area to be able to sell tyres to these farmers, (and repair millions of punctures?).
The farmers of Yorkshire are well known for not parting with their money, so we have to offer them value for money, as the y always want “something for nothing”.
At one time remoulds were popular for their Land Rovers, but these were in the early days of cross ply tyres, sizes like 600×16 and 750×16 on the long wheel base Land Rovers.
As the years rolled on the 4×4 vehicles became fitted with radial tyre sizes and many new makes of tyres were introduced into the country. Some came from America, where the 4×4 market was huge. Even the normal guy on the street would own a pick-up truck.
235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test
In the beginning the tyres were imported. Hence, by the bigger tyre companies. Such as Goodyear and some of their subsidiaries . Including Kelly tyres. As a result , who were famous in the States for some of their wide and large 4×4 tyres. Thus. it became a big thing to see how large a tyre you could fit on your 4×4 truck. Smaller companies started to import tyres into the UK . Hence, for the 4×4 market. Including Cooper tyres, BF Goodrich and General Tyres.
These tyres had a huge following in the USA. Consequently, were well advertised in the 4×4 magazines. That were being sold here in the UK. This also corresponded with the increase in the popularity of the 4×4 trucks. Thus, that were now appearing here in the UK. Their popularity was kick started by many farmer’s sons. Who were going off the traditional Land Rovers. So then onto the American style pickup trucks. That were at the time being imported by Mitsubishi and Nissan.
The tyre that was racing ahead in popularity became the BF Goodrich (BFG), which was an on/off road tyre. This means that the tyre was comfortable to drive on a normal tarmac road, but as equally good when driven off road in the fields and mud and snow. BFG were the one to beat but in my opinion became too expensive.
People started to try other cheap tyre products in the 4×4 tyre range and this is where the General Grabber came into its own. General Grabber was at first an American tyre, but became one of the victims of the tyre take over war, and was bought by Continental tyres, to fit into their product range as their 4×4 tyre.
235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test
This is what gave the General Grabber more recognition and it was not long before tyre retailers such as us were selling these tyres to the 4×4 market.
The General Grabber began to outsell the BFG tyres, with their AT (all traction) range of on/off road tyres. The other good advantage they had was that they were also priced in a lower price bracket, which suited the farmers and builders that were the main users of these types of vehicles.
The General Grabber still remains very popular today with updated versions of the tread patterns.
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Winter tyres are going to be on a lot of minds of many motorists this year – It is always possible that Great Britain could face a particularly harsh winter this year. It is possible that we could have snow falling from as early as November. Motorists who have bought a four-wheel drive car, probably think that they are properly prepared – but are they?
AutoExpress, went up to Tamworth Snowdome. This was to find out if a front-wheel drive car with winter tyres has more traction in the snow than a 4×4 with summer tyres fitted. They used two Ford Kuga, cars, both with 2.0-litre diesel engines and manual gearboxes. But one is front-wheel drive and the other all-wheel drive. The 4×4 Ford Kuga costs £1500 more than the normal model.
I am always telling my customers, that in snowy conditions, the rubber in summer tyres gets harder and does not grip very well. Winter tyres use a softer compound and a tread pattern that’s designed to pick up snow and dissipate it- improving the grip in these wintery conditions.
In their first test, we saw that the front-wheel drive car on summer tyres was hopeless in the snow. However, when fitted with winter tyres, the car did much better. Furthermore, they also tested the 4×4 on summer tyres – and the results were very surprising.
With the winter tyres fitted, the normal Kuga went 110 metres up the slope, While the 4×4 car only made it 13 metres up, before sliding back down 9 metres. In the end, it ended up no further than the standard did with summer tyres.
Winter Tyres versus 4×4
They also tested the four-wheel drive Ford Kuga. This was fitted with winter tyres. As a result, the difference was astonishing. There was plenty of grip and the car drove all the way to the top of the steep ski slope, without any real effort.
Obviously, the best solution for driving on snow is to have a 4×4 fitted with winter tyres . It was proven, that without the correct tyres fitted then a 4×4 is just as useless in snow and ice as the average two wheel drive car. We recommend using General Grabber AT2 Tyres for your SUV or 4X4.
General Tire. Hence, a brand of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA).Consequently, is making a significant contribution to safety this holiday season.For this reason, and beyond by sponsoring Lifesaving South Africa (LSA). So along with its wide range of essential support services provided countrywide. This initiative. Sees General Tire becoming the high-profile title sponsor of […].
Of course, tyre companies are looking at all types of sponsorship and advertising deals. For this reason, we can see all kinds of tyre companies advertising on our TV sets. Including massive football clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea AFC. lesser known tyre companies are constantly involved in promoting other sports. Hence this General tyre life saving deal is a good example, to what we may expect to see.
Other tyre advertising projects including the tyre companies. Involved in car rallying and many other motorsport events. Pirelli are a good example of this. Naturally, as the tyre supplier to the F1 racing teams.
General Tyre Sponsorship
“Lifesaving South Africa plays an important role looking after our beaches and waterways, particularly during the holiday seasons, and we are proud to be associated with this organization and its commendable work. It’s a perfect fit with the General Tire brand’s adventurous ‘Anywhere is Possible’ tagline and the focus on making your beach and holiday adventure safe,” Langner adds.
General used the recent Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens event as an opportunity to promote tire safety. General Tire was one of the partners of the event which drew thousands of rugby fans and used its booth at the tournament to provide attendees with tips to stay safe […]
General Tyre Promotes Tyre Safety
Accordingly. many of my customers will have noticed that tyres and sport have tied the knot. Thus , in recent times. Of course, some better examples are Yokohama tyres and Chelsea Football club. Hence, Continental tyres sponsor the world ladies soccer team organisation. Thus , you will also see Apollo tyres at Manchester United, on the advertising boards on match days of course.
There are countless other tyre companies, with ties to sporting organisations. Tyre companies must think it their worthwhile to do this. Many other sporting ties include motor racing. Including Pirelli supporting the F1 race cars for one. Michelin support many motor racing events including the Le-Mans 24 hour racing scene.
The list goes on and on. Therefore, it has come as no surprise that General tyres have backed the Dubai rugby sevens event. Hence, by having a tyre safety event.
General Tire used the recent Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens event as an opportunity to promote tire safety. General Tire was one of the partners of the event which drew thousands of rugby fans and used its booth at the tournament to provide attendees with tips to stay safe on the roads.