Should I spend the money now to switch?
I have a great tire shop that I deal with and I spoke to them about switching from my M726EL (w/ 17/32") to the M710 Ecopia. They (and the Bridgestone rep) are interested in getting a set of these in our marketplace and know I track my mileage and last 30 days were 7.30 on my 2003 Freightliner Columbia with 1,000,000 miles+. (12.7, 2.93 & 13 speed). I have had fuel mileage closer to 8 MPG, but on my last tank I was 6.72, but I was 72K# AND I was running faster than normal and also did 300 miles of local work.
I am being offered the new tires for $585/EA and they are offering me $190/EA for the take offs.
I am new to being an owner operator with my own authority and am targeting a unique side of the freight industry and plan to run 80-100 thousand miles per year. You can see me on my facebook page by searching Blue Heron Logistics.
A couple questions:
1 - I think it is, but is this a good price for the tires as I have not been able to find a price for them online?
2 - Would it be a good idea now to spend the $3160 (+ FET?) since I am 5 months away from my registration and insurance and am in my start up phase. I have the money, but now sure if I want to invest this now and here?
3 - Does anyone have these and do they like them?
Well things do change quickly. I would still like input, but I was just offered an opportunity to purchase a used step deck trailer at a great price, so I think that is the direction I am heading!?
Is this a worthwhile discussion?