This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Continental Tires. The opinions and text are all mine.
In my world there are four seasons. We have Winter (predator, trade show and booking season), Spring (turkey and bear season), Summer (fishing and preparation season), Fall (hunting season). At the moment we are in the middle of preparation season. It is our time to go over every piece of gear we have. This includes the trucks we have that get us into and out of the ranches we hunt. We started on the engines and got them tuned up, oil changed, filters replaced, suspension checked, brakes checked and moved on to the tires.
This year we needed new tires on the Ford F250 and we had the opportunity to test out new Grabber A/T X from General Tire. We put five of them on the King Ranch, four on the road and one on the spare so we are always prepared. When we purchase tires to use for any of our trucks, we make the investment to purchase a 5th tire. The chances of us cutting a tire in some of the ranches we hunt is higher than you might think. We believe it’s far better to have a new 5th tire that we know is safe and ready to get us out when we need it. If it hasn’t been used when the time comes to purchase new tires, my mechanic usually sells the tire and gives us a free oil change in trade. Once mounted and balanced, we were ready to hit the road and the mud.
These tires offer a serious amount of traction both on the road and off-road. When looking for a tire for either of the trucks I look for tires that can handle traction on the road and provide a quiet comfortable ride on our long trips. There is nothing worse than an aggressive tire that hums. The Grabbers do not hum on asphalt and highways. I also want tires that provide the kind of lugs to get through mud, snow, rain, sand and water. The stabilitread technology used by the Grabbers offers deep lugs which protect the tires from cuts, chips and rocks. When we are many miles from the nearest service station, I want to know that we can keep our tires free from cuts and holes.
The Grabber A/T X offers a five row tread pattern to provide traction on as many different direction as possible to keep your vehicle moving in the direction you aim it. The shoulder scoops allow for grips on rocks giving you side wall grip for extreme off-roading when you really need it. Each tire is pre-drilled and ready for adding winter ice studs and the tires have received a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake. The winter rating on these tires make the Grabber A/TX a real all-terrain tire. In Nebraska, we need ice grip especially when we travel long distances to chase whitetail, mule deer, pheasant and ducks from Kansas to North Dakota and in to Manitoba.
General Tire built these tires for travelers, outdoorsmen, hunters, farmers, ranchers, loggers, miners and off-roaders and it really shows in the quality of the tire. Everything about the Grabber A/T X screams extreme aggressive performance. In our testing on muddy roads, farm roads, wet and dry roads, these tires have impressed us.
Preparation season is a time to prepare for adventures and the most important way to be safe in the outdoors is to ensure that your gear is in tip-top condition. You wouldn’t walk in to the woods with beat up boots; don’t go off road with worn out tires. Check out the great selection from General Tire and take a serious look at the Grabber A/T X if you need a set of tires that can get you where you need to go safely and with style in spades.