Trailer tire inflation system reduces repair costs: Reineke

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ASHLAND, Ohio — The PressureGuard tire inflation system from Reineke reduces trailer tire repair costs, says the manufacturer.

The system also extends tire life, allowing tires to wear more evenly; improve fuel efficiency; and produce higher quality casings for retreads, company officials say, by maintaining tire pressure at preset levels by routing air from the trailer’s air supply to the tire.

In the event of a tire blowout due to a large puncture or sidewall cut, PressureGuard system’s protection valve senses the sudden pressure drop, and shuts the system down to prevent air loss from the reservoir.

PressureGuard’s patented valve stem adapters have check valves at the tire that prevent other tires from bleeding down, so the rest of the trailer air system remains unaffected. During a sudden loss of air,
PressureGuard’s trailer-mounted warning indicator will alert the driver immediately.

The system uses industry-standard hubcap venting plugs
To make lubrication procedures fast and easy, says the manufacturer. During routine wheel end work and tire changes, valve stem quick disconnects eliminate the time-consuming dismantling of the tire inflation system. The system’s patented aluminum hubcap with integrated air channels and protective ribs prevent valuable components from being damaged.

According to company literature, PressureGuard’s design is compatible with virtually all new and existing trailers, including those with extended maintenance axles, multiple axles, dolly vehicles or stationary, and sliding or other types of suspension trailers. The system is completely contained on the trailer itself, thereby eliminating the need to pressurize the hollow axle, and eliminating the risk of wheel end bearing failures due to blown seals.

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