Fethard, County Tipperary based owner-driver haulier Daìre Maher has switched to Michelin’s X-Multi range of tyres on his Scania R560 tractor-unit after costly fuel bills prompted him to remove a competitor set with 13mm tread remaining.
The money-saving benefits of his change-over has added more than €2,000 to his profitability. Speaking about his previous fitments, Daìre said: “I monitored them during the running-in stage and I noticed the vehicle felt heavier and my fuel economy started to really suffer. When I sat down and worked out how much more it was costing me at the pumps, this immediately prompted my decision to make the switch.”
“It seemed inefficient to keep running a set of tyres that was costing so much. I’ve fitted Michelins before so I know what they are capable of, so for me it was an easy decision to take the current tyres off and fit a new set of Michelins. I wanted the same performance I’d enjoyed with the first set of X-Multi series tyres – putting a set of Michelins back on has restored my Scania’s fuel economy.”
Midland Tyre Services, a Michelin Service Pro dealer, worked closely with Daìre and his Michelin Account Manager Trevor Burns to find a solution that would provide long-term fuel efficiency and longevity on the road. Bespoke tyre pressures were suggested following a weighing exercise carried out by Trevor and his Michelin Technical Manager.
“My new tyres are also covered by Michelin’s accidental damage guarantee and while I hope not to have to use it, it provides such peace of mind and reassurance that I’ll be well looked after while running Michelin tyres.”
Transporting heavy bulk and construction haulage work in Ireland and occasionally the UK, Daìre Maher Haulage covers up to 130,000 km a year.