Are your wheels running hot? Check the label

June 5, 2011

Equipment Supply Co. (ESCO) is marketing Hot Wheel, a wheel heat indicator label for truck wheels.

The label is designed to warn drivers, maintenance personnel, and safety inspectors of possible wheel end, bearing and brake failure during walk around inspections.

The Hot Wheel decal is attached to the wheel/rim by self adhesives. When the temperature of the wheel reaches 250-degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature-sensitive white arrow changes and remains bright orange, warning of an overheated wheel condition (see photo).

After the wheel problem has been corrected a new Hot Wheel decal must be installed.

"While Hot Wheel will not indicate every instance of a wheel end component malfunction, it will indicate excess temperature for prolonged periods that could cause decrease function or failure of wheel end components," says the company.

For more information about the new Hot Wheel, or to request a sample of the product please call (800) 352-1117, or send your requests to [email protected].