FORT MILL, S.C. – September 15, 2022. Continental, one of the largest tire and automotive technology suppliers in the world, has launched a new lineup of General tires for regional on/off-road all-position use called General Grabber OA 2 and OA 2 Wide Base (WB). These 2nd generation tires have a new tread compound to improve mileage, chip and chunk resistance, and protect the casing to allow for multiple retreads. The tires provide great traction, minimal stone retention, and durability. Helmut Keller, Continental’s Head of Product Management says, “Drivers should expect a reduction of road noise and improved comfort with the new tread design and tread compound. Fleets should experience better fuel economy with better rolling resistance.” The industries that benefit from these heavy-duty tires are construction, material transport, cement, utility, emergency vehicles, heavy haul and special loads, and mining/quarry. Continental will be phasing out the General Grabber OA and OA WB tires.
The General Grabber OA 2 on/off-road all-position tire features 22/32” and 24/32” tread depth and a sidewall profile with curb rib to reduce damage from curbing, cuts, and abrasions. The patented innovative groove technology leads to minimum stone retention through a stone ejection system and extends casing life. The tire casing is constructed with 4 belts and a closed-shoulder four-rib tread design allowing versatility in all wheel positions. Drivers should see up to 19% mileage improvement and up to 5% chip and chunk resistance with the new General Grabber OA 2 when compared with its predecessor. This tire can also be sold with a sensor that connects many of Continental’s tire pressure monitoring systems including ContiConnect® Live and ContiConnect® Yard Reader to read tire pressure and temperature. These heavy-duty tires are ideal for coal/waste haulers, logging, construction, school buses, and any on/off highway fleets. The General Grabber OA 2 includes a full warranty which guarantees 3 retreads or 6 years, whichever comes first.
The General Grabber OA2 will come in these different sizes with the corresponding load range.
11R22.5 – H
11R24.5 – H
315/80R22.5 – L
385/65R22.5 – L
425/65R22.5 – L
445/65R22.5 – L
The General Grabber OA 2 WB on/off-road all-position tire features 21/32”, 23/32”, and 24/32” tread depth and an aggressive multi-service all-position tread pattern to provide excellent traction. The thick under-tread resists casing penetrations and damage allowing for multiple retreads and extending the life of the tires. Drivers should see up to 21% mileage improvement with the new General Grabber OA 2 WB when compared with its predecessor. Vocations that would benefit the most from these tires are construction, refuse haulers, and heavy equipment fleets. Keller says, “We still wanted to offer the General Grabber OA 2 in wide base because many of our heavy haul fleets are looking to increase their carrying capacity while being more efficient with their resources. The 445/65R22.5 WB can carry up to 12,800lbs/130PSI per tire.” The General Grabber OA 2 WB includes a full warranty which guarantees 3 retreads or 6 years, whichever comes first.
The General Grabber OA2 WB will come in these different sizes with the corresponding load range.
385/65R22.5 – L
425/65R22.5 – L
445/65R22.5 – L
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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic, and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.
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