James Nuttall Regrooves 77 per cent of Tyres
Rochdale-based James Nuttall (Transport) Ltd has recorded one of the highest regrooving rates of any haulier in the UK over the past 18 months, by regrooving 77 per cent of all worn tyres prior to sending them to the Michelin to be remoulded using the Remix process. This figure – nearly double the national average for customers which regroove Michelin tyres – has enabled the company to prolong the life of each new tyre by approximately 25 per cent.
Regrooves are carried out in-house by the company’s own team of fitters, who regroove the tyres in accordance with Michelin’s official regroove guide – a 48 page booklet which illustrates the regroove pattern for all Michelin truck tyres available in the UK. Each steer axle tyre takes approximately 10 minutes to regroove, or 15-20 minutes for an average drive axle tyre.
“Tyres are a major running cost for a company of our size, so it really pays to look after them well. Regrooving is relatively quick and easy, and can equal many months of extra service on the road. It’s a win-win situation as a regrooved tyre is at its most fuel efficient state, thanks to the reduced rolling resistance, which helps to improve fuel economy by as much as 10 per cent over a new tyre too,” he adds.
James Nuttall (Transport) has operated a Michelin tyre policy for 25 years, with tyres being supplied by the local ATS Euromaster truck centre in Bury.