Michelin has reported that demand for truck tyres on the UK replacement market is continuing to show a steady shift to 315/70 R 22.5 fitments – driven by the growth of Euro VI registrations and operators realising the total cost of ownership benefits offered over traditional low aspect ratio 295/80 R 22.5 tyres.
The premium tyre manufacturer points to figures released by the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association which show the 295/80 R 22.5 – the long-time favourite of UK logistic operators– has decreased its share of the UK’s replacement market by 3 points since 2010. Meanwhile, over the same time scale, the 315/70 R 22.5 has increased its share by 3.4 points, and the 315/80 R 22.5 by 0.6 points.
Michelin says this trend is strengthening year on year, with the 295/80 decreasing by 1 point between 2014 and 2015 and the 315/70 growing by 1.7 points – figures closely mirroring its own new tyre sales.
Michelin offers an extensive line-up of tyres in the most popular sizes, with its 315/70 R 22.5 range featuring the very latest technology used in tyre design and construction. The X Line Energy range combines optimum fuel-efficiency for long distance operations with great mileage potential, whilst its popular X MultiWay 3D tyres are designed for maximum mileage potential and traction on regional or national work, whilst still being very competitive on fuel.