To provide a pneumatic tire manufacturing method capable of minimizing the non-uniformity of a belt wave and a belt gauge, capable of ensuring the joining of a joined part and achieving a necessary min. arranging space and low equipment cost and a pneumatic tire manufacturing apparatus simple in structure.
A green tire G formed by assembling tire constituent members is housed in a mold to be vulcanized and molded to produce a pneumatic tire. In the manufacturing method, excavated grooves 8 extending in an almost lug groove direction are preliminarily provided to a place where lug grooves are formed to the surface of the green tire G.
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