For the fifth part of our Retreading feature, we look to how West Midlands firm Paul McGowan grab hire continue to reap rewards with long-standing UK retreader Bandvulc and its Grimaster BDY3.
Robust Performance Helps McGowan Grab Hire Stay on the Road
With over 100 vehicles in Paul McGowan’s fleet providing grab and tipper hire, the privately-owned 20-year company manages a mixed fleet of 32-tonne grab and tipper lorries, 32 tonne craned flatbed lorries and road sweepers. The business also provides raw materials to the construction industry and manages a recycling centre for domestic and commercial products.
Early on when constructing his business, McGowan chose Bandvulc. Since then, the fleet has chosen the Bandvulc Gripmaster range of on and off-road construction tyres for its operations. This retread range includes specialist designs for strong handling and reliable performance on the road, paired with a robust structure and tough grip tread designs to tackle off-road applications.
Jack Walden, Fleet Manager for Paul McGowan explained, “Tyres in this environment need to provide resistance to damage and grip due to the surfaces we operate on. We’ve used Bandvulc’s Gripmaster range for years and have been very impressed with the endurance the tyres provide for our hard-working vehicles.”
The fleet utilises the BDY3 tyre, a hard-working drive tyre that features an aggressive directional tread pattern, with a wide ratio and deep tread depth providing exceptional grip and on-road stability. BDY3 also sports rugged shoulders to minimise operational damage and uses Bandvulc’s unique rubber compound that offers solid resistance to cuts, chunking and damage.
Jack Walden noted, “The BDY3 tyre is a proven performer in our quarries and not only provides resistance to damage and cuts on rough surfaces but also provides a great solution on-road too”.
Gary Williams, Account Manager for Bandvulc spoke about the long-standing relationship with McGowan, saying, “The Gripmaster range has been a brilliant solution for McGowan, performing journey after journey in their quarries and recycling.”