HOW IT WORKS


WHAT IS THE AIR SUSPENSION WHEEL®?


The Air Suspension Wheel® is literally the re-invention of the wheel. It is a revolutionary new design replacing the OTR tire. OTR tires need to be replaced after a limited amount of time, while the Air Suspension Wheels® are engineered to last as long as the vehicle itself.

It combines an inner steel hub with an outer steel drum which are connected by twelve nitrogen filled air cylinders and six oil filled dampers that provide suspension. On the outer drum, individually bolt-on steel or polyurethane treads are fitted. The bolt-on treaded shoes are individually replaceable.



HOW DOES IT WORK?


With minimal maintenance, the Air Suspension Wheel® lasts as long as the vehicle does. For specific application such as loaders that go near furnaces, steel treads can be supplied, making the wheel high heat resistant. The bolt-on treaded shoes are individually mounted and are easily replaced during a fuel stop. The cylinders need a yearly check with the seals designed to last three years. The air cylinders are designed to last ten years, and the wheel’s mud seal is designed to last four years.

The Air Suspension Wheel™ cannot explode or overheat, making it safe for workers and eliminating downtime due to tire failure.

The Air Suspension Wheel® is environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable. 

The larger Air Suspension Wheel® with rim sizes R51, R57, and R63, can be cut in three segments so therefore up to three wheels can fit in a standard ISO shipping container, reducing the cost of transportation.




BETTER THAN OTR TIRES IN EVERY ASPECT


With minimal maintenance, the Air Suspension Wheel® lasts as long as the vehicle does. High heat resistant for an extended period of time. The Air Suspension Wheel® cannot explode or overheat, making it safe for workers and eliminating downtime due to tire failure, and the wheel is 100% recyclable.


INDESTRUCTIBLE



High Strain Ductile Steel

The inner wheel and outer tires structures are made from high performance ductile steel which have been welded and bolted together to withstand extreme conditions. The Air Suspension Wheel® has been engineered with a 100 to 200% safety factor.


High Performance Nitrogen Cylinders


The nitrogen cylinders interconnecting the rim and drum have bidirectional movement and have a rated pressure of 2,500 PSI and a burst pressure of 10,000 PSI. The cylinders are hermetically sealed against mud, dust, rocks, and water. Additionally the cylinders have internal lubrication and are sealed with high performance elastomeric seals.

Solid Polyurethane or Steel Treaded Shoes


The solid treaded shoes are designed to last three to five times longer than OTR tires. These do not overheat and there is little deformation, more over, there is no sensitivity to uneven tread wear.

The Air Suspension Wheels® can be outfitted with PU treaded shoes with a hardness range from Duro A55 to D85. Fire retardant treaded shoes are also available.

SAFEST WHEELS IN THE INDUSTRY


o No more blow outs


No more risk of fire


No more overheating​



No tire related accidents


No more truck tilting


Improved traction


LOWEST COST PER HOUR


Air Suspension Wheels® have the lowest projected cost per hour in the industry.
The projected cost per hour saving is 40 to 80% in comparison to regular OTR tires because:


The Air Suspension Wheel® structure is engineered to last as long as the vehicle itself
Can be amortized over ten years with a residual value

The Air Suspension Wheel® can be leased



Downtime reduction
Self-aligning, self-balancing, no need for rotation

Potential 3 to 6% fuel saving because:
- The hub leads the wheel
- The cylinders store breaking energy
- Smaller ground contact area reducing rolling resistance


Can be shipped segmented in an ISO container, reducing transportation cost

No environmental regulatory cost involved

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS


Less strain on axle, transmission and engine
Better traction and reduced skidding risk
Reduced non-suspended weight

Lager than R63 wheels possible

Can safely be overloaded by 25%
The Air suspension Wheel™ is the greenest option because:
- Less rubber, no waste
- Less Fuel, lower emissions (TBC)
No more purchasing of conventional rubber tires

Complete customizable wheels according to client´s especific conditions
Better grip, less skidding

No more pressure and temperature checks of the tires

Wheel maintenance done together with the vehicle´s regular maintenance interval