ContiPressureCheck keeps Kane Group moving12 February 2021
Construction contractor and aggregate supplier Kane Group has praised the benefits of Continental’s tyre pressure monitoring system, ContiPressureCheck, across its fleet of tipper trucks.
“In the tough environments that our trucks are working in every day, it’s inevitable that the tyres are going to take a kicking,” explains transport manager Jordan Kane. “To meet the needs of our customers, we frequently drive off-road on tracks littered with sharp rocks with a heavy payload. This puts a huge strain on the performance of the tyre that, without careful management, can rapidly develop an issue. In the worst-case scenario, that could leave a vehicle stranded, a customer disappointed and require us to fit a costly replacement.”
Prior to fitting Continental’s ContiPressureCheck, Kane Group struggled to maximise the working life of its tyres. Damage was common and tyres were being removed from service prematurely. “Tyres, or more specifically dealing with tyre failures, is an expensive cost to the business and it’s an outgoing that traditionally has been hard to control,” Kane admits. “In this line of work, it’s very easy to run an under-pressure tyre, but ContiPressureCheck has undoubtedly helped to remedy this issue.”
The system continuously monitors internal air pressure and temperature via sensors, and warns the driver of changes before the situation becomes critical.
“It was clear to see that once we began implementing it on our trucks, we were able to reduce the number of tyre failures. We do still get punctures now and again, but when this happens, they are typically repairable, where previously the tyre was more likely to be written off altogether. Put simply, ContiPressureCheck has saved us a lot of time, a lot of grief and a lot of money. It’s certainly paid for itself very quickly in savings and it’s meant that we can offer an even more reliable service to our customers, which is fantastic.”
Following an initial trial, Kane Group’s relationship with Continental has grown, with the company now utilising ContiPressureCheck on more than 30 vehicles. “We have a duty not only to our staff, but to our customers and other road users that our trucks are in a safe, roadworthy condition at all times. Roadside breakdowns are always dealt with quickly and safely, but it is, of course, much safer for a truck not to be in that position. ContiPressureCheck means our drivers can act before it’s too late, either allowing them to identify a potential problem before their shift even starts or informing them early enough that they can find a safe place to stop if already en route,” adds Kane.
Continental Tyre Group Ltd
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