Continental has a long history of kitting out Ford’s high-performance models with the latest and greatest tyres, hence today’s news comes as no surprise. Continental has announced that the locally assembled Ford Ranger Raptor is now fitted as standard original equipment with their award-winning General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tyre.
The tyre size (LT 285/70 R17 116/113 S) remains unchanged for the Ranger Raptor, with the LT (light truck) specification incorporating additional reinforcement for heavy-duty applications. According to Continental, this additional size was added to the local Grabber AT3 range during the development process with Ford, which bodes well for the replacement market as this identical tyre is also readily available off the shelf.
Both the Ford Ranger Raptor and Continental’s General Grabber AT3 are produced in Mzansi.
Technologies that make the Grabber AT3 stand out
- TracGen incorporates an open shoulder design, traction ridges for improved grip on all surfaces, and sipes arranged at different angles to enhance water dispersion properties for optimal wet grip and braking performance.
- DuraGen is a robust rubber compound that provides excellent cut and chip resistance and increases mileage in rough terrain, while reinforced tread blocks reduce deformation. This improves tread life in rugged terrain and maximises stability under load.
- ComfortBalance successfully overcomes the conflicting interests of on-road ride comfort and good off-road grip. T
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