Hertfordshire-based Soil & Water Solutions has improved the safety of its fleet of eight 32-tonne tippers by installing Wheely-Safe’s latest generation of intelligent tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), wheel loss and wheel rim temperature sensors.
Mark Weller, haulage director, Soil & Water Solutions, says: “As a FORS Gold member we take safety incredibly seriously and this system fitted seamlessly onto our Scania XT tippers. The trucks are regularly working on aggressive off-road surfaces, so the tyres and wheels are susceptible to damage.
“Thankfully, we’ve never had an issue with loose wheel nuts before but you can’t second guess these things. This technology eliminates the risk as we know that at the very first sign of a problem, an alert will be sent to the driver, who can pull over and investigate fully.
“Plus, we have the reassurance that the sensors are constantly monitoring tyre pressures and hub temperatures too.”
Soil & Water Solutions has specified Wheely-Safe’s external TPMS sensors, which replace the normal valve caps on every tyre. These are fitted alongside a pair of wheel loss and temperature sensors on each wheel, with solar-powered receivers fitted in the cab.
Battery-powered boosters are mounted under the chassis to ensure signals from even the rear axle are transmitted to the receiver with ease.