The result was surprising: ATHOS won the test owing to its first-class cost-benefit ratio. Even compared to much more expensive competitive products it made an excellent showing also in the field of fuel consumption. Ralf Hämmerling, managing director of Hämmerling - The Tyre Company GmbH, the company responsible for manufacturing and selling ATHOS truck tyres is especially delighted about the results achieved under the different loading conditions. In his opinion, the test clearly confirms his company's work. "Again and again we see that customers using ATHOS tyres gain multiple and sustainable advantages", says Hämmerling. “They benefit from a lower purchase price and better fuel consumption than offered by many competing products."
|Front axle 315/60 R22.5||Drive axle295/60 R22.5||Trailer 435/50 R 19.5|
|Pirelli Amaranto FH88 Energy||Pirelli Amaranto TH88 Energy||Pirelli ST:01|
|Athos HG2206||Athos HG2337||Athos HG2157|
|Dunlop SP344||Dunlop SP444||Dunlop SP252|
|Goodyear LHS2+||Goodyear LHD2||Goodyear LHT2|
|Bridgestone R249||Bridgestone M749||Bridgestone R166|
|PLACE||WEIGHT CATEGORY 21t GG||CONSUMPTION[l/100km]|
|PLACE||WEIGHT CATEGORY 32t GG||CONSUMPTION[l/100km]|
"We are so enthusiastic about the test criteria selected by the Flottenberater (fleet advisers), because that's what our customers experience every day. What is the use of top values gained on the roller-type test stand if you cannot confirm them on the road", comments Ralf Hämmerling. He is certain that the test is not just an excellent result for the ATHOS tyre, but also a first-class selling proposition for customers who use ATHOS tyres. Hämmerling is very sure, "I have seldom seen such a professional provider with love for the detail. To be honest, I really was not sure if the effort would be worthwhile. However, the installed testing equipment including the air pressure control in all wheel positions have been well worth it".
¹) The best tyre in the test receives 5 points, the worst 1 point.
* The ascertained value refers to the entire truck and trailer (VA = front axle, AA = drive or rear axle, Trailer), composed of tractor units and trailers of identical construction.
²) 3 points per category "A", 2 points per category "B", 1 point per category "C".
** According to manufacturer's specifications
*** Consumer sales price, price investigated by Die Flottenberater GmbH in March 2014, price per tyre, plus VAT in euros.
**** Amount in euros.
***** For the driving profile which is based on real customer use the proportion of the rolling resistance is 17.5% of the total tractive resistance. The best tyre is benchmarked with 100 as a basis.