Giant Earthmover tyres-These were the great days-Fitting these giant tyres?

Giant Earthmover tyres

Giant Earthmover tyres; I must admit that I thought I knew all about tyres, in my younger days? That was until I started to work on earthmover tyres.

My first venture into the field of the Giant Earthmover tyres came from a tyre company in Leeds. Goodyear tyres earthmover division owned the company. Because the company bordered onto a busy main road, we also serviced the tyres on trucks and cars.

Giant Earthmover tyres

Giant Earthmover tyres, being transported to a site.

My first job came when I first started working in the reception of the truck and car tyre fitting bays. I was on familiar ground and worked selling all the brands of tyres that I was used to. Because we worked for Goodyear tyres, then they were our primary brand. At the depot, we also sold Michelin tyres. I was soon to learn that the Michelin brand was synonymous with hard wear and long lasting.

I was also working with large companies and the fleets of trucks and vans that went with them. I was surprised at the following that Michelin tyres had. Later in my career, about two years on, I started to work on the earthmover side of the business.

I started out as a sales representative but soon found that this was not the job for me. I did not realise the amount of extra knowledge that I required in the field of earthmover tyres. I decided to start again at the bottom of the ladder.

Because of their huge size,  Earthmover tyres had to be fitted from the back of large trucks. The first thing I had to do was to pass my heavy goods vehicle test. I passed my test the first time at the Wakefield Testing Centre.

Giant Earthmover tyres

After about six months of training, I was beginning to learn the job and started to travel all over the UK fitting these giant tyres. To my surprise, Michelin tyres were still very popular in the field of earthmover tyres. The Michelin tyres were more expensive, but would wear better, and their casing quality was second to none. The casing is the tyre that has used all of the tread and then can be used for remoulding. The remoulding option would give the original purchase a second and third life. This is the reason that the Michelin tyres are very cost effective in the long run.

It is the reason why many hauliers go for the most expensive tyres which are the Michelins. When the tyre is worn down, and there is no tread left, then they can be successfully remoulded and have a second and third life. Michelin casings is a much sought after commodity in the tyre remoulding world.

REMOULD CAR TYRES- Are a Smart Choice for Savvy Shoppers Instead of Illegal Part Worn Tyres?




Are a Smart Choice for Savvy Shoppers Newswire (press release) Thanks to the increasing use of recycled materials in the production of tires, individuals can now buy tires for their car at much lower prices than those that are made…


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eric roberts‘s insight:

Remould tyres

This article reminds me about my own thoughts regarding the place that remould tyres may have in todays motoring world.

Last year i put a lot of thoughts into whether or not to sell  remould car tyres in my  depot here in Halifax UK. After much thought i decided to have a sort of survey amongst my tyre customers and told them a white lie, by offering them remould car tyres, (although i did not have any stock), the response i received was overwhelming, NOT ONE of my customers wanted remould car tyres. The older guys thought that  remoulds had a bad reputation for tread coming off and the under thirties had never heard of them, but would have bought part worn tyres instead, so i decided not to stock them, but to continue selling Cheap Car Tyres Online.

Perhaps the remould industry should be shouting out about their product and getting the point across that the King Pin remould car tyres would not be a bad thing and could save drivers some money ?

Eric Roberts…

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee. Hence, for all our work and parts. Selling tyres online from our website Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work. Leaving their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

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New Greener ECO TYRES-are not getting any more popular ?

Re-manufactured New Greener ECO TYRES are better than Part worn tyres

As a tyre dealer (retailer) for many years I have seen many changes in the industry not least the rise and fall of the re-manufactured products for cars and vans.

The fall of this product came when we (the UK wholesalers) started importing cheap products from China and other eastern countries. This made the price gap between the new and retreads shrink, and consumers and tyre retailers swung towards buying and selling new tyres, because of this many re-manufacturing plants here in the UK were forced to close.

Enter climate changeNew Greener ECO TYRES

This went on for many years, but companies were still making truck and bus New Greener ECO TYRES, including large companies such as Continental. Here in the UK, Kingpin were continuing to manufacture the greener ECO tyres, although the number of units were small compared to the total number that were sold.

Then came climate change ?. We were told by the “European Union” or EU that waste tyres could not be used in land fill any more . So drastic alternatives had to be found to dispose of them in an environmentally way and Governments had to come up with some new ideas to find a solution to their “end of life” . It is estimated that over 30 million  are scrapped annually here in the UK alone, a massive problem.

One of the possible solutions was an increase in tyre re-manufacturing. Not all old tyres are suitable for making New Greener ECO TYRES from, in fact only about 17% of these old ones can be re-made into new ones.

What are re-manufactured ECO  tyres ?

New Greener ECO TYRES

New Greener ECO TYRES;part of the rebuilding tyre process

To put as simple as possible the “carcass” or old tyre is buffed back is buffed back to its original state as if it was a new carcass. The tyre is then thoroughly inspected and only the best quality are used to make the new tyre. This is where the green ECO part comes in, the old one is re-used and has now been re-cycled into another one. The tyre is them remoulded to make a another tyre. The standard of manufacturing must comply with the same standard as a new ones. This makes the ECO tyre into a much greener alternative, and another premium point is the cast . This reduces the cost to consumers of about 10% and because of the high standards of manufacture, they are much more safer than using unregulated part worns . These are used on many high profile vehicles including London taxi cabs and Airlines, yes when you go on holiday the plane that you fly in will probably be landing and taking off, using re manufactured products or otherwise known as New Greener ECO TYRES that you can buy for your car… More reading

Despite the relatively low market penetration of re-manufactured tyres, their potential market

impact remains high. One of the major issues relating to their use is that user perception of

re-manufactured tyres is one of second rate quality. In fact re-manufactured tyres in the UK

are as good as new, as they must comply with standards that equate to those imposed on

new tyres.

One of the major vehicle sectors that use re-manufactured tyres is the taxi market. Even

here many operators only put remoulded tyres on the rear of the vehicle because it is

perceived that those on the front do not last very long. In reality, the major problem with

front tyres, especially in taxis with tight turning circles, is they are put under high shear

stresses that cause the tyre tread to prematurely fail. Furthermore, where the vehicle is

driven by diesel, there is a heavier loading on the front axle than the rear, so earlier failure

would be expected. These issues are not restricted to re-manufactured tyres, but are

common to all.

Using re-manufactured tyres can offer significant savings in operating costs, raw materials

and the environmental impact of the vulcanised rubber tyre”…

This article was compiled by… Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell General New Tyres online from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.