MDF Transport has clocked nearly 400,000 miles on the Michelin X Multi Energy tyres running on the drive axle of one of its Volvo FH trucks.
Fuel Saving Michelin Tyres Go The Distance
The specialist transport provider specifies all new vehicles on Michelin having found the tyres to last longer, reduce fuel consumption and ultimately be cheaper to run than any other premium fitment on the market. Mark Farrow, Managing Director at MDF Transport stated, in their view, running another make of tyre is just not an option when the performance and longevity gotten from Michelin is considered.
MDF Transport does a lot of work in the oil and gas industry, moving pretty heavy loads with a variety of flatbed, low-loader and extendable trailers. For their work they generally find the X Multi Energy to be the best choice. MDF Transport has a set of 315/70 R22.5 fitments running on the drive axle on one of Volvos that has just passed 386,000 miles and are still going strong. When combined the life span of the Michelins and the fuel figures given, the total cost of ownership can’t be beaten.
The business has recently added four new Volvo FH with I-Save tractor units to its fleet, specified on a mixture of Michelin X Multi Energy and Michelin X Line Energy tyres. Michelin X Line Energy Z2 and D2 tyres are both A-rated for fuel efficiency making them the most fuel-efficient Michelin truck tyres on the market, and perfect for long-distance transport at sustained high average speeds. Michelin X Multi Energy tyres are B-rated for fuel efficiency and have been designed to save fuel and reduce environmental impact in predominantly regional operations.
When buying tyres now, it’s so important that customers to look at the energy rating, because it makes a big difference. MDF Transport takes the whole process very seriously, looking closely at the pressures, the weight load index, and ensuring they are operating at the optimal set-up for the vehicle’s weight. Founded in 1990, MDF Transport operates throughout the UK and Europe. As well as its general freight services, the business specialises in moving abnormal loads, transporting massive structures up to 49 metres long and 85 tonnes in weight.