Michelin Takes Gobus.Ie the Equivalent of 13 Times around the World

GoBus.ie has achieved exceptional mileage on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z tyres fitted to the drive axle of one of its Volvo 9700 coaches, reaching an impressive 542,000km.

GoBus.ie, a non-stop motorway coach service between Galway and Dublin City, has achieved impressive mileage on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z tyres fitted to the drive axle, reaching an impressive 542,000km on one of its Volvo 9700 coaches.  The customer specifies Michelin tyres as original equipment across the fleet, with tyres on the drive axle typically achieving 440,000km before being replaced. However, this vehicle set a new fleet record, covering over half a million kilometres – the equivalent of travelling around the equator more than 13 times.

GoBus.ie’s Fleet Manager Donal Burke says: “Our coaches are on the road 365 days a year, so fitting a reputable and reliable tyre brand is key for our long distance, inter-city journeys. We had experience of a premium competitor brand coming as original equipment on some of our coaches, but they’d only manage 300,000km before wearing out. Our vehicles travel approximately 1,000 km in a day, so fitting Michelin tyres has proven the best option and we haven’t looked back since.”

The customer specifies its 14m-long Volvo coaches on 315/80 R 22.5 Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z (all-position) tyres as standard across all three axles. This ensures the maximum ride comfort for its passengers on the long journeys across Ireland.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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