Tony Abood

Tony Abood

“We have your ( Atlas Balance) products on three of our prime movers. One is a DAF XF 105, second is a T401 Kenworth Crane truck, the third is a T404 SAR Kenworth Crane truck.

Over the last 18 months, these three units have had improved tyre wear and steering. The tyre’s wear more evenly and you don’t get that annoying shimmy at certain speeds when the tyres are half worn especially when you are on and off dirt roads.

The Crane trucks are especially hard on steer tyres and this is where we have seen the most improvement with at least 20-25% extra kilometres. The DAF XF105 was a good truck on steer tyres anyway, but we are seeing a 10% increase in the kilometres on it. ​ We Run Michelin Tyres on both Steer and Drive of our linehaul fleet, and BF Goodrich on our local fleet, the cost savings over the fleet on Steer tyres has basically paid for itself.

The best part is the fact is that you get to use all the tyre tread instead of having to replace it when it is only half worn and the shoulder is gone or you get those uneven ripples through the case.”