General Grabber HD Review

A durable tire ideally suited for use on commercial trucks, the General Grabber HD combines toughness with all-season civility and capability.

PROS

  • Durable
  • Well-priced
  • Good in the wet

CONS

  • Stiffer ride
  • Not great for winter
  • limited sizes

Made from General’s Duragen tread compound this tire is designed to hold up under heavy loads and heavy abuse. It’s engineered to resist cutting and chipping while still maintaining grip all year long. We’d still recommend proper winter tires when called for, or there are similar commercial-grade tires that also offer more winter capability, like the Michelin Agilis CrossClimate, however they do cost significantly more.

The tire’s physical shape has also been engineered with a flatter and therefore wider footprint. The outside shoulder treads are at an almost 90 degree angle and also are packed tightly on the inside to give maximum stability. While this can help with handling, it’s primary purpose here is better weight distribution and, as a result, better wear resistance.

There is no tread life warranty on these tires, but we’d expect 40,000 to 50,000 miles.

Yet another feature that signals this tire’s commercial design is an added layer of rubber on the sidewall. This is designed to protect the tire’s structure with repeated friction against curbs – as is likely on a vehicle like a commercial delivery van.

Internally these tires make use of¬†dual polyamide reinforcements which help it handle heavy loads without impacting tread life. The result is a slightly stiffer ride, but that’s not unusual with commercial-grade tires. We have noticed from inspecting consumer reviews that there are complaints about ride quality from owners of some smaller crossovers, which really should never be running these tires in the first place.

In addition to these many features, price is a compelling reason to opt for the Generals.

General Grabber HD Price

Pricing for the General Grabber HD ranges from around $100 per tire for a 15-inch fitment to just under $200 per tire for an 18-inch size.

General Grabber HD Warranty

General Tire does not back the Grabber HD with a specific mileage warranty. It does, however, come with a 45 day satisfaction guarantee.

The brand’s standard limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship with a free replacement on tires within the first 2/32-inch of treadwear or first year of ownership (whichever comes first) and a pro-rated replacement after that time and until six years from the date of purchase.

General Grabber HD Sizes

15-inch sizes
185/60/R15
195/70/R15

16-inch sizes
195/75/R16
215/85/R16
225/75/R16
245/75/R16
235/85/R16
235/65/R16
265/75/R16

17-inch sizes
235/80/R17
245/70/R17
245/75/R17
265/70/R17

18-inch sizes
265/70/R18
275/70/R18
275/65/R18