Hamilton Waste & Recycling Ltd has replaced its former tyre pressure monitoring system with ContiPressureCheck from Continental Tyres.
The waste and recycling operator operates 18 skip-loaders, seven roll-on/roll-offs, two trade waste RCVs and four arctic units on its operations across Musselburgh.
Keir Hamilton, director of Hamilton Waste & Recycling, said, “One of the major costs for our business, both in time and money, had been tyre failures — specifically, punctures.
“The first system we had simply did not provide enough accuracy to help us spot and save affected tyres, so we researched alternatives and found ContiPressureCheck (CPC).
“We had been specifying Continental Construction tyres for some time and, as a premium product, it was important to us to pick up even slight initial pressure losses and possible puncture threats.”
The CPC system monitoring works by providing real-time information through sensors, fitted inside each tyre.
Drivers have an in-cab monitor showing real-time pressures and temperatures for each tyre.
Hamilton said: “This means we can spot and repair possible punctures before a tyre is destroyed as a result of running flat.
“Even a short period of flat-running ruins a tyre and, before CPC, there was little our drivers could do about it.
“Now we spot tyres that have even minor pressure losses and remove and repair them before they get worse.”