New vs. Refurbished Chassis: The Advantages of Radial Tires
Truck drivers must repeatedly replace their tires, as extensive time on the road causes natural wear and tear. Selecting top quality tires, fortified with the latest technology, is key to optimizing tire mileage.
At Milestone, all of our chassis are fitted with new OEM radial tires. Advantages for the driver include:
- Efficient fuel consumption
- Longer tread life
- Improved traction and flotation
- Improved cut resistance in the tread area
- Runs cooler than bias tires
Radial vs Bias-Ply Tires
Of the two basic types of tires – radial vs. bias ply – radial tires are far superior in terms of safety and performance. For instance, radial tires feature steel cable beading for greater strength, multiple layers of steel chords at high angle for higher stability, and single ply, steel belt casing allowing for efficient heat dissipation.
According to research, an average tire service could cost up to $1,000 with a new tire, plus three hours or more spent from breakdown to getting back on the road.
“That’s a lot of time and money lost,” says Doug Hoehn, Executive Vice President of Chassis & Managed Assets at Milestone. “And not to mention a frustrated driver and even worse – an angry customer who was expecting an on-time delivery. You’re putting your business at risk on an over-used, thin-tread tire.”
Read the Case Study – SunteckTTS
The Real Cost of Time Wasted.
When rubber meets road, new chassis outperform refurbished.
- Customer: SunteckTTS