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Tires, Tires, Tires…

Howdy,

We’ve come across some long running units out there that are having issues with tire life and irregular wear patterns.

One thing I see all too often when I come out to provide some tech support is that tires are being replaced without matching brand or tread pattern. This is a pretty big no, no. I like to ask mechanics if they would have different tires on the steer axle of their truck or even their own cars.

The slightest change in tire size, diameter or tread pattern can have a pretty significant effect on weight distribution. Proper inflation levels in the tire are just as important. If you want those tires and especially the axles they’re attached to have a nice, long, relatively issue free life then I’d recommend you replace tires together or at least get one that matches the diameter and tread patterns of the one you’re replacing.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave them below or get in touch with us.

Thank you for reading and stay safe out there!

Rudy & Phil out!

 

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How often should I check…?

Disc Brake Axle Inspections

Hey there,

We’ve been receiving some questions as to how often you should be inspecting your disc brake equipped axles.

Recommended practices advise that you should be taking a look at the state of your brake pads and rotors every 5,000km. Some guys like to go a little longer but a good rule of thumb is to check that stuff out every 5,000km to prevent any future issues.

Alignment of your axle should be checked every 20,000 miles / 32,000 km (or 3 months). In that interval its also good to take a look at the brake pad thickness. That’ll help identify if any seizing is happening with the calipers or not.

From there every 50,000 miles / 75,000km (or 6 months) be sure perform a thorough inspection of the entire disc brake unit itself. Again, you want to prevent anything unwanted from happening while on the road.

If you have any questions be sure to leave a comment or drop us a line!

Rudy & Phil out!

Alignment, Adjustment.

Beam Alignment and Wheel-end Adjustment

We’ve prepared a video blog for all of you this week!

This time the focus is on the beam alignment and wheel-end adjustment of your SmartSteer Axle. This was a short clip taken from a training session conducted by Rudy. Feel free to share this amongst your fellow workers/friends.

If you have any questions or would like to see something specific featured in a video or written post please let us know and we’ll get on it.

Take care and stay safe!

Ingersoll Axles @ Truckworld!

Ingersoll Axles is attending Truckworld 2014!

Truckworld is being held from Thursday April 10th until Saturday April 12th at the International Centre in Toronto, ON.

Stop by booth 2444 to chat with us on all the new stuff we’ve got going on here in Ingersoll Territory!