A new tool from K-Line Industries promises to help eliminate irregular tire wear, ride vibration, and lengthen the lifecycle of commercial tires. The Tire Runout Gauge measures both radial and lateral tire runout conditions to help fleets keep tire costs in check.
The gauge uses a roller wheel placed against the tire tread in combination with a gauge bar, individual low and high spot sliders, and magnified measurement readout that shows the amount of runout present.
Runout that exceeds limits can indicate a bent or cocked rim, improperly adjusted wheel bearings, improper tire bead seating, tire flat spots, or improperly tightened rim clamps and rear rim spacers.
The Tire Runout Gauge is designed as a preventive maintenance tool that can lead to quicker identification of potential problems before they lead to early tire removal, the company said.