Bandvulc’s BDY3 Gripmaster Continues To Perform for McGowan Grab Hire


  • Long standing relationship with UK retread experts Bandvulc reaps reward for West Midlands grab hire firm Paul McGowan
  • Bandvulc Gripmaster BDY3 chosen for robust performance on and off-road

Tipper and Grab Hire specialists Paul McGowan Grab Hire have praised Bandvulc’s Gripmaster range as the quality retread continues to perform for their tough fleet.

Paul McGowan Grab Hire operate a fleet of over 100 vehicles from its West-Midlands base, providing grab and tipper hire to its diverse customer base across the UK. Established for more than 20-years, the company manage a mixed fleet of 32-tonne grab and tipper lorries, 32 tonne craned flatbed lorries, and road sweepers.

The business, which is one of the largest privately-owned grab-hire companies in the region, also provide a range of raw materials to the construction industry and manage a recycling centre for both domestic and commercial products.

As a long-standing Bandvulc client, the Paul McGowan fleet includes the Bandvulc Gripmaster range of on and off-road construction tyres. This quality retread range includes specialist designs for excellent handling and reliable performance on road, paired with a robust structure and tough grip tread designs to tackle off-road applications.

Jack Walden, Fleet Manager for Paul McGowan says, “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 Paul McGowan fleet utilises the BDY3 tyre; this hardworking drive tyre 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 Bandvulc’s unique rubber compound offering excellent resistance to cuts, chunking and damage.

Jack Walden says, “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 comments; “The Gripmaster range has been a brilliant solution for McGowan, performing journey after journey in their quarries and recycling centre. Bandvulc have been manufacturing retreads in the UK for 50 years and understand the roads and applications and therefore the features the tyres need to have to perform in these environments.

“We’re proud to celebrate the continued success of this product with a long-standing customer”.