Tyre test: The BFGoodrich Mud Terrain.
IGLHAUT was given the exclusive opportunity of testing the BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 extensively. The Mud Terrain (MT), which has been awaited with great excitement, is described as follows on the manufacturer's website:
The Mud Terrain T/A KM2 isn't easily impressed. Its profile has been specifically developed for off-road use, to overcome any obstacles there. The performance properties and the looks of this tyre were improved to give the off-road driver a more robust tyre that offers extreme and as-yet unknown properties. If you want to keep driving where the asphalt stops, the Mud Terrain T/A KM2 is your ideal partner! A profile pulled to the flank provides improved traction, specifically when driving with a lower inflation pressure. Additional flank rubber makes the tyre outstandingly robust. A stronger carcass in the flank offers outstanding protection even with the harshest off-road uses.
This is reason enough for IGLHAUT to have a closer look at this tyre and to test it extensively for off-road use.
The aggressive looks and the rough-profile tyres initially made us doubt whether this tyre would permit even remotely comfortable drives.
To our great surprise, the tyre convinces, with a rolling behaviour on the road that is actually comparable to that of conventional all-terrain (AT) tyres. Our amazement turned into enthusiasm when we were finally able to go "off-road" in an old quarry. It is incredible how this tyre digs into the ground. We were able to successfully complete manoeuvres that an AT-tyre really wouldn't have been able to do.
The tyre is, of course, supported by its open profile with aggressive profile blocks and impressive self-cleaning properties here.
Only a steep slope completely soaked by the rain caused the traction to break – the reason for this was a combination of wet grass and earth which clogged the profile after a while. Nevertheless, our all-wheel sprinter made it a good way farther up the hill than a GLK with electronically controlled all-wheel system did the day before...
As a result, we have to say:
The BFGoodrich Mud Terrain is an outstanding supplement for our IGLHAUT all-wheel system in heavy off-road use!
By the way: the new MT-tyre bears the required mark for road-traffic licensing.