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Marcotran Tests Prove Goodyear Best Tyre Choice

November, 2016 – Spanish haulier Marcotran has proved the savings that Goodyear truck tyres offer.  Comparative tests run by the company show that on certain routes it can save almost €1,000 per vehicle per year by using FUELMAX tyres, and the high mileage offered by KMAX tyres makes them more economical on other routes.[1]

Marcotran proves the savings that Goodyear truck tyres offer

Marcotran is a Spanish based international freight company.  Its pan-European fleet comprises about 700 trucks and 1,200 trailers, with routes varying from mundane regional runs to the longest between Spain to Moscow.  The fleet currently runs mainly Goodyear’s low rolling resistance FUELMAX truck tyres.

However Marcotran was keen to discover the difference that using Goodyear’s mileage-optimized KMAX tyres would make.  The challenge was to compare the savings in fuel with those in tyre costs in terms of mileage.  The results were very revealing and clearly showed both Goodyear ranges help reducing the Total Cost of Ownership.

Tests show FUELMAX and KMAX reduce Total Cost of Ownership

goodyear FUELMAX and KMAX marcotran test results

Estimated mileage for the KMAX tyres ranged between 240.000 kms for the drive tyres and 450.000 kms for the trailer tyres and for the FUELMAX tyres it was between 220.000 kms for the drive tyres and 350.000 kms for the trailer tyres.  This meant that the possible savings for KMAX tyres in relation to mileage was €287.70 per year per vehicle compared with the FUELMAX tyre combination[2].

Fuel consumption with the FUELMAX tyres was 30.38 liters/100km and 31.58 for the KMAX combination, representing an annual saving in fuel cost of €1,252 with FUELMAX tyres compared to KMAX[3].   This showed the comparative savings in terms of mileage that the KMAX tyres offered and the fuel savings thanks to the FUELMAX tyres.

[1] Based on internal tests by Marcotran.
[2] The calculations made were based on an annual mileage of 150,000 kms, a minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm and a fuel price of €0.70 per liter (VAT not included).
[3] Fuel savings based on Marcotrans findings.
Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa