The experience of 3ČSAD, one of the biggest transport groups in Northern Moravia.
Havířov (CZ) – Marangoni was one of the first companies to believe in retreading technology using precured tread strips, and has perfected this system with continuous developments over the last decades. To meet the needs of all tyre retreading firms – besides its premium quality, spliceless and double contoured RINGTREADs – Marangoni proposes also a wide range of precured tread strips, making up an offering that is affordable for all retreaders, while guaranteeing good performance, such as those that have been experienced by 3ČSAD.
3ČSAD is engaged in the transportation of goods, which makes 30% of their turnover, and also in passenger transportation, that represents more than 50% of their total turnover. The company is also engaged in passenger urban transport, interurban transports, and discretionary passenger transports. It constitutes one of the biggest transport groups in their operational area of Northern Moravia. The company also has its own service of IVECO, SOR, Kögel, Mercedes and Volvo, its own retreading shop, and works hand in hand with renowned tyre dealers.
3ČSAD owns a modern fleet of 350 buses, of which 60% use methane gas, and 115 tankers, mainly Volvo, which are engaged in ADR transport of liquids. All vehicles are serviced internally within the group. The company also has its own cold retreading shop in Havířov equipped with Marangoni machinery.
The precured treads that had been previously used were too heavy for the 285/70R19.5 size. That’s why Marangoni analysed the actual tread patterns used on this specific small size. After testing the PRL DA4S, they found that, compared to others previously used, it offers a greater mileage while ensuring greater comfort for drivers, good performance, and regular tread wear.
Lumír Komendir, Manager at 3ČSAD, stresses the importance of safety, efficiency, a light tread, and excellent performance in different conditions when it comes to choosing the right model.
After a long period of time using Marangoni’s machinery and being ably supported by Marangoni’s technical assistance, 3ČSAD decided to expand their business with Marangoni and start to use their precured retreading materials. The trust and confidence that was developed over time, place Marangoni in an ideal position to offer extra services to 3ČSAD, that they knew they could depend on. That’s why they decided to use Marangoni’s PRL DA4S.
Mr Komendir also stated: “PRL DA4S is the best solution for the specific size of our gas-fuelled SOR buses. All of our drivers have been very impressed since we’ve switched to Marangoni. We were delighted to discover that Marangoni provides the best retreading solutions at all times and are particularly adapted to our specific needs.”
Marangoni recommends PRL DA4S, an intercity bus drive tyre design for long-haul applications featuring superior directional control, silent operation, braking stability, traction and efficient snow and water drainage.