Chichester council extends Bandvulc tyre management deal13 January 2020
Chichester District Council has signed a two-year extension for its tyre supply and management contract with Bandvulc, part of Continental Tyres, for its fleet of 26 Mercedes-Benz Econic refuse collection vehicles.
The full tyre management deal includes four-weekly checks, new tyre fitting, carcass returns and fleet reporting.
The fleet is fitted with Bandvulc’s Wastemaster tyres, which are designed for RCV use. Armorband technology provides sidewall protection, while a coloured internal strip on one side provides an early warning to operators if the barrier is compromised.
In addition, the Wastemaster’s high polymer compound is said to offer high tear and puncture resistance thanks to higher levels of natural rubbers.
“The stop-start nature of the work and constant contacts with kerbs and other abrasive obstructions can cause tremendous pressures and wear on tyre side walls and shoulders. We’re pleased with the tyres and the support service,” says John Hoole, the council’s fleet workshop manager.
The contract is supported by Horndean Tyres, a Bandvulc network partner, which carries out four-weekly checks, monitoring wear, damage, pressures and general compound performance. It also delivers a full tyre removal and replacement service, taking all used carcasses back to Bandvulc, which reuses them and credits the Chichester District Council as part of the contract.
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