A series of tyre blowouts prompted Essex-based G&B Finch to fit wheel loss detection system Wheely-Safe – and the aggregates firm said it had been a game changer.
The family-run firm fitted five of its Iveco tractor units and bulk tipper trailers with the in-motion monitoring system, which notifies the driver to a drop in pressure and allows it to get the tyre changed or repaired before the situation worsens.
Lee Finch, G&B Finch manager, said: “Our artic tippers do plenty of miles out on the road and over the years we have had quite a few incidents with the super single trailer tyres – even the good quality premium tyres that we use.”
- Johnson’s Aggregate and Recycling invests in Wheely-Safe tech for tipper fleet
- Green Recyling hails Wheely-Safe for cutting operating costs
- Wheely-Safe strengthens team as it looks to expand
Finch also praised Wheely-Safe’s pressure checkers, which provide accurate readings without having to connect a pressure gauge to the valve: “When you’ve got 14 tyres per motor to check every morning, for a guy to go around every tyre with an air gauge – you are talking about a serious amount of time,” he explained.
“Almost an hour a day of dead money, and you don’t need to be a genius to work out how much it would cost over the course of a year.”
G&B Finch was established in 1969 and specialises in large-scale earth-moving, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and recycling.