The MPT 81 is the most common tire purchased for customers that spend a good amount of time on-road as well as off-road. These tires are quiet at speed, offer low rolling resistance, and do excellent in Sand, Snow, and the Rocks. In extreme mud the MPT 81 tends to have a hard time clearing itself and the MPT 80 is probably a better option. The MPT 81 is a direct competitor to the Michelin XZL.
275/80R20 MPT 81 Technical Specs:
- Height 37.4" Tall
- Width 10.43"
- Speed rated for 68 MPH
- Max load rating is 4674 Lbs at 77PSI.
- Preferred rim is 9" Wide.
- For more detailed specifications reference the Technical Data Book.
I mounted these to my '65 404 using the stock rims. The difference vs the military NDT tires is night and day. Most of my driving has been on paved road and loose ground since installing these, and they work really well in those conditions. Any Unimog tire will wear unevenly, so proper inflation and rotation is a must. An all around great tire for those that spend a lot of time on-road.