“Transporting” Truck Tyre Test: Super Single vs Dual Tyres
The September edition of the German magazine “Transporting” has tested whether or not using super single tyres instead of conventional dual tyres on trucks can save fuel. Examining the effect that a lower rolling resistance has on reducing fuel consumption was not the only idea behind the comparison of both tyres. The testers also wanted to check if and how, the driving characteristics of a truck are influenced by the reduced weight of the super broad tyres.
And the results – they found that utilising super singles on the rear axle “recognisably” deteriorates the spring/damping characteristics. However, there were no differences found between the two types of tyres with regards to lane keeping and traction. But, in accordance with expectations fuel savings of around four per cent were recorded during the tests.