SAF-Holland Tire Pilot Plus system

SAF Tire Pilot Plus helps fleets maintain proper inflation while reducing tire wear

SAF-Holland has introduced its SAF Tire Pilot Plus tire pressure management system, which allows fleets to protect tires by reducing tire wear and the costs associated with it, improving fuel efficiency, reducing service and optimizing uptime.

Tire Pilot Plus not only controls pressure through inflation, but also maintains equal pressure across all wheels and features High Pressure Relief (HPR) for overinflated tires. It manages costs by decreasing maintenance in six ways:

•Reducing time spent on tire repair and replacements

•Eliminating the need for routine pressure checks

•A robust design utilizing durable components in a non-pressurized axle environment that increase the system’s life

•Incorporating knurled connections at both the cap and tire ends of the stainless steel hose, for easy hand-tighten connections without a wrench

•The design of the hubcap with fins that protect the air fitting connections from damage

•The polished steel/flexible tubing insert shaft and internal double lip seal provide a robust seal that allows for potential axial misalignment and years of trouble free service.

Tire Pilot Plus simplifies driver pre- and post-trip inspections in addition to reducing driver stops to check tire pressure levels. The system’s warning light on the front wall of the trailer illuminates only when it senses a reduced pressure of 20 psi on the regulator setting, indicating to the driver to immediately seek service. This eliminates false-flag type notifications when the system is required to temporarily operate to manage small tire differences.

To further reduce maintenance and replacement costs, Tire Pilot uses a robust, braided stainless steel air hose. Knurled fittings at both hubcap and tire ends of the air hose allow easy hand-tightened connections without a wrench. The multi-functional hubcap of Tire Pilot has an integrated guide lip on the inside of the cap to enable easy alignment, sealing the surface to prevent oil escaping. Air supply to the tires flows through robust integrated passageways in the hubcap to the hose fittings. The hose fitting locations are plumbed through the sides of the hubcap and protected by its patented integrated fins, above and below the connection.

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