Team achieves world record with the help of ATG

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Supported by Alliance Tire Group (ATG), a team of experts has achieved a world record climb for trucks, in which the driver reached a height of 6,675m in the Andes, Chile. Martin Jeschke and his team Extreme Events from Limburg, Germany, first conducted trials in the area and gave impressive feedback.

He said, “These are awesome tires that have climbed across loads of sand and rock without so much as a squeal during the test runs!” On the last day of November 2014, the team departed Copiapo towards the 6,893m summit of the Ojos del Salados, the highest volcano in the world and the second-highest mountain in South America. The group reached the Atacama base camp at altitude 5,300m on December 1, and then started for the record four days later. Jeschke reported just before achieving the record, “The truck runs like clockwork and the tires eat up ice and sand.”

Peter Baur, newly appointed president for Europe at ATG, said, “The attempt to set up a new world record was quite a challenge. It meant asking for the absolute maximum from crew, truck, and tires alike. We are convinced, however, that ATG’s tires are made to cope with challenging tasks of any kind. That is why we agreed to support the record setting team on their way to the Ojos del Salado volcano in the Chilean Andes.”

Jeschke added, “The accomplishment of the entire team is fantastic. We have negotiated 50m-wide gullies, ice fields, rocks, stone slabs, sand and extreme inclines with the truck. The performance delivered by the vehicle and the Alliance tires is an absolutely fantastic feat and lacks any comparison. Ice, snow, extreme inclines and very sharp-edged rocks – these pneumatic tires dealt with all of it flawlessly – and none of the spare tires had to be used!”

March 19, 2015

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