Goodyear agrees 22 vehicle supply deal for new coach tyre
The vehicles ordered include – coaches for touring, buses for operation across Luxembourg and buses for local operations. Having been delivered at the end of December 2012, they have now entered service. Both Goodyear Marathon Coach and Ultra Grip Coach tyres will be fitted on the new vehicles, with the Ultra Grip Coach winter drive tyres mounted on the drive axles. During the winter months the front axles will be fitted with Goodyear Ultra Grip WTS winter steer tyres and during the summer season Marathon Coach tyres will be used. The vehicles will have 295/80R22.5 or 315/80R22.5 sized tyres.
Sales-Lentz was one of the coach operators that worked with Goodyear on the field trials of the new Goodyear Marathon Coach tyres and Goodyear Ultra Grip Coach winter tyres prior to their introduction. “We know from the experience we had from the field trials that the new Goodyear Coach tyres give excellent performance,” said Jos Derkum, Technical Director of Sales-Lentz. “Our main priorities when purchasing tyres are safety and price. The new Goodyear Coach tyres combine both characteristics, particularly with regard to the mileage we expect from them, which will help us keep down our operating costs, without compromise on safety factors for our passengers and drivers.”
Marc Preedy, director of Commercial Tyres at Goodyear Dunlop in the UK, commented: “The decision by Sales-Lentz to order their new vehicles fitted with the Goodyear coach tyre is a fabulous endorsement of this new product, given their involvement in the field trials prior to its launch. The tyre is now available here in the UK and we are looking forward to seeing its roll out amongst locally-based coach operators. Whilst this is a new product for Goodyear, we are confident that we have brought something new and innovative to the coach market that meets their bespoke needs.”