J Adams & Sons Transport to extend tyre life with Michelin policy


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Ballymoney-based J Adams & Sons Transport is switching its fleet of 16 tractor units and 35 trailers to a full MICHELIN X Multi new and Remix policy, in a move designed to maximise tyre life and sustainability.

Commenting, Managing Director John Adams says: “We were previously paying less per tyre but fitting more tyres, as we just weren’t getting the longevity. With Michelin we’re paying more per corner, but we can already see from tread depth readings that the tyres are on target to deliver much better mileage performance.

“This will see our tyre bills reduce over time, whilst the extended replacement intervals will mean less downtime and fewer wheel interventions as a result. We also have the reassurance of Michelin’s tyre damage guarantee to protect our investment in a premium fitment.”

Local dealer Modern Tyres in Ballyclare is supplying the Michelin tyres and will regroove them when they reach around 4mm of remaining tread depth. This process increases mileage potential by around 25 per cent per tyre, saving approximately 70kg of raw materials for every four tyres regrooved. It will also manage the fitment of Michelin Remix tyres which can nearly double the lifespan of a new Michelin casing, saving natural resources and supporting UK manufacturing.

The company runs 12 Volvos, two Scanias, and one Renault and DAF tractor unit, operating with a predominantly curtainside trailer fleet – plus an animal feed trailer with Moffett truck-mounted forklift. On average, each truck covers around 125,000 km per annum.