General Altimax Arctic LT replaced by the General Grabber Arctic LT.

Winter is just around the corner, so now is a good time to think about the condition of your tires. Even if you drive a large, heavy-duty four-wheel drive pickup, tires are very important to making it safely through this upcoming winter season. As mentioned in "Best Heavy-Duty Winter Tires", many drivers of trucks rely on On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires such as the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 . However, they are still not as effective in snow and on ice as a set of dedicated winter / snow tires.  

Among the heavy-duty winter tires, the General AltiMAX Arctic LT has been one of the most popular choices due to its large availability of sizes, reasonable pricing and great winter traction. This great tire is now in the process of being replaced by a newer version, called the General Grabber Arctic LT.  

 General Altimax Arctic LT
General AltiMAX Arctic LT
 General Grabber Arctic LT
General Grabber Arctic LT


The new General Grabber Arctic LT moves to a symmetric, non-directional tread pattern for lower tread noise and more even treadwear with the ability to rotate the tires into any position on the vehicle. Its new tread pattern features two rows of interlocking center blocks and more independent tread blocks for more biting edges to increase snow traction. The tread blocks are connected by stepped reinforcement bars for more stable handling and braking, along with more even treadwear. Like its predecessor, the Genreal AltiMAX Arctic LT, the new Grabber Arctic is pinned for use with optional metal studs for additional traction on ice and hard-packed snow.  

If you want to do more than just get through winter with your heavy-duty vehicle, but instead dominate the winter, check out these options and other heavy-duty winter tires.

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