Over time, the pilots on the hub can lose tolerances originally intended from the factory, allowing an offset between the wheel and the hub bearing, according to Ken-Tool Corp.
Continental has expanded its vehicle coverage with a VDO REDI-Sensor clamp-in TPMS sensor (Part No. SE10003A).
Ken-Tool Corp.’s new Pilot Sleeve polyamide sleeves surpassed competitive products in an independent test of wheel centering devices for commercial trucks. Braun Intertec Corp., a Minneapolis-based provider of testing services, evaluated Pilot Sleeve.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has compiled the average and maximum weights of more than 500 off-the-road tires, as well as more than 100 wheels. The information is available in a free download.
Torque and torque measurement products from Norbar Torque Tools Inc. are designed specifically for fleets and wheels.
Hunter Engineering Co.’s AutoComp Elite has patent-pending automatic compensation technology that directly determines the position of the internal compensation plates to maximize speed and accuracy without operator intervention.
Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has named Todd Pickens vice president – sales.
Tireco Inc. is unveiling new products for the upcoming season at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in booth #41061 in the lower South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The TireConnect online sales platform from Bridgestone Americas Inc. has been updated with a custom wheel visualizer, a pricing guide for tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) plus competitive tire pricing.
Ken-Tool Corp. has unveiled the Pilot Sleeve line of wheel centering sleeves for steel or aluminum commercial truck steer wheels, drive wheels and inside/outside dual wheels which use two-piece flange nuts.
Paragon Luxury Wheels Inc. has added three industry veterans to its team: Steve Maziarz, Keith Powers and Rich Saunders.
The ownership of Wheel Pros Holdings LLC has changed from one private equity group to another. The 23-year-old designer, marketer and distributor of aftermarket wheels serves more than 10,000 retailers across the globe.
Carlstar Group LLC will increase prices on its styled wheel products up to 8% effective on or before Feb. 1, 2018.