Fingal-based haulier Hendrick European has praised the performance of its new Michelin truck tyres which achieved double the mileage of competitor fitments following comprehensive testing.
The 12 week trial began when the Oldtown firm took delivery of four new Krone Euroliner trailers, each fitted with a different brand of 385/65 R22.5 original equipment tyres – including X Multi T tyres on the Michelin-shod trailer. All four trailers entered into service at the same time and completed similar journeys, in terms of distance and demand.
The tyres were rotated around the trailer axles to maximise life, and the three sets of competitor tyres were all removed at around 70,000km, with less than 3mm of tread remaining. In stark contrast, the X Multi Ts were removed after 140,000km with approximately 4mm remaining, at which point they were re-grooved – adding a further 3mm of tread depth and 25,000km to the life of the tyres.
Commenting, Paul Hendrick, Workshop Manager and Company Director at Hendrick European, said: “We had never specified Michelin tyres before, but we were very surprised by the results.
“Our trailers are always on the road and each one can travel up to 100,000km a year. We now know what Michelin tyres are capable of and feel confident that when we specify Michelin tyres again, we will reap the benefits.”
Hendrick European operates a fleet of 50 tractor units and more than 90 trailers. The family-run haulage company has been in business since the early 1970s, providing freight, transport and logistics services throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe.
For further information on the Michelin commercial vehicle tyre range visit http://trucks.michelin.co.uk/