39SKIDDD Wheel Indicator130003042021

CATALOG NUMBER 39 www.midwestwheel.com NLINE www.midwestwheel.com Order NLINE ™ WHEEL INDICATOR P/N SKDSKIU Set of 4 ABOUT THE PRODUCT SKIDDD Wheel Indicators was born with a vision for safety for drivers of large semi-trailers and turn pikes. Tires occasionally lock due to mechanical and brakepot failure, air valve and line complications, freeze ups, or drivers forgetting to release the spike brake. Regardless of the cause, the SKIDDD Wheel Indicator allows the driver to determine whether or not a tire is rotating. The SKIDDD Indicator allows the driver to spot the locked tire and resolve the issue before any permanent damage or accident occurs. The SKIDDD Indicator is made of a special nylon plastic which at -55°C still holds its flexibility and will not crack or tear off. There are three sizes to comply with trailer rims including: Daytons, Unimounts, and Buds. The SKIDDD Wheel Indicator is visible to the driver from the cab but, does not encroach on the maximum allowable road width. The SKIDDD Wheel Indicator is jam nutted onto the wheel stud with 25 lbs. of torque. The indicator rests on the outer portion of the rim, sticking out 2" from the wheel, allowing the driver to view the indicator from the rear view mirrors of his cab. By just moving his trailer 2' forward or backwards, the driver would be able to view his rotating tires, making this procedure a safe check of his trailer wheels. SAFETY A flat spot on a tire will occur within 200 feet of drag. A dragged tire has lost its circumference and the torque specs of the wheel would be unsafe due to the stress on the hub, studs and the rim. A wheel rotates 489 revolutions within a distance of a mile. The heat generated by a locked tire creates stress on other mechanical parts of the wheel assembly, making it an unsafe tire on a moving trailer. Currently, drivers are implementing inconvenient and dangerous techniques to check if their wheels are rotating properly; some of which include painting the tires (zebra look) or placing snowballs on each tire. These techniques require the driver to swing the trailer out up to 90 degrees side to side or in some cases, put the truck in gear and jumping out of the moving rig to see if all the wheels are functioning properly. SKIDDD Wheel Indicators are the only product that allows drivers to determine if the wheels are rotating using just their rear view mirrors. This eliminates any need for hazardous driving behavior and time consuming procedures, keeping drivers on the road and on time. A Government test of the SKIDDD Indicator was performed in the United States and Canada for a period of 18 months. The drivers felt comfortable with the SKIDDD Indicators which were clearly visible when viewing from their truck mirrors. There are too many accidents occurring because of this issue and installing SKIDDD Indicators on your rig is a cost affective way to prevent them from happening. Keep the safety bonuses in your drivers’ pocket by going through less tires and practicing safe driving behavior.