Toyo Tires’ new Open Country A/T IIIs are arguably one of the the best all-terrain tires on the market. For those who are passionate about the great outdoors and venturing off the beaten path, these tires will get you there and back, regardless of terrain and weather.
That’s why we partnered with Toyo Tires to give our readers a set of Open Country A/T IIIs to test on their Wranglers, Tacomas, F150s, and more. These owners have spent months putting the tires to the test across the country in a variety of conditions: working the farm fields in North Dakota, hitting the off-road park in California, or driving through stormy weather in Texas. You name it, they’ve done it.
Read their honest reviews and find out for yourself whether these Open Country A/T IIIs are right for you.
Tire Review: Chevy Silverado Owner Taylor
A few months ago, I had a set of Toyo Open Country A/T III tires installed on my 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500hd equipped with the Duramax engine. I was very excited to try the new Toyo tires and to replace my original, practically highway terrain, tires with something much more capable off-road and more useful for the farm. After putting a few thousand miles on them, I am quite impressed with my first set of Toyo tires.
The first thing I noticed about these tires is how wide the tread patch is. They look a lot wider than other 12.5 wide tires I’ve used in the past from other tire manufacturers. I really like the look of these tires; they are aggressive without being too aggressive like a mud tire. The tread pattern incorporates some pretty well-sized voids for an all-terrain. This has allowed them to work quite well in the soft fields and hay ground so far, while still having fairly good highway manners. They do make some road noise on the highway, but it has only been noticeable in the cab at speeds over 70 mph and even then, they are not that loud and cannot be heard with the radio on.
In the short time that I have the Toyos on my truck, North Dakota has made it possible for me to test them in multiple conditions. From nice sunny days with good road conditions to rainy days with muddy, sloppy roads, and even snow covered roads. Of course, the Toyo Open Country A/T III tires handled it all well.
On the nice days, there’s nothing much to report other than the surprising lack of rock slinging. Living on a gravel road with the nearest pavement eight miles away, this is an important factor for me.
After a couple of days of rain, I was excited to try them out in the thick muddy roads near me. I am happy to say that they handled it perfectly, with little drama. With my old tires, it was necessary to go into four wheel drive or slow down to a crawl to get through mud pits without sliding. With the Toyos, I am now able to drive down the road without concern for these tricky spots.
We received a few inches of snow mid-October which gave me the opportunity to try these bad boys out in the fresh powder. It was the heavy, wet kind of snow that packs down into a slick surface and sticks to the tires. We were caught in some field work and had to pull some anhydrous tanks out of the field. In the sloppy snow, we had no problem pulling out the nearly 18,000-pound tanks.
I am excited to try the Toyos out on my snowmobile trips out to the mountains this winter. Last season, I ended up stuck in the deep snow with my trailer behind me and needed to be towed out. This season, I am confident that I will be the one pulling someone else out.
All in all, I am very happy with the new Toyo Open Country A/T III tires and would recommend them to any of my friends in the market for all-terrain tires. I look forward to testing these out in the future and hope to be considered for future Toyo Tires initiatives.