Military: Tactical™ Wheels
Military Tactical™ Wheels
Vehicle builders have special needs when it comes to adapting their platform to their customers’ demands. Hutchinson proposes a turnkey solution from concept to production. Each new Hutchinson wheel is designed by our in-house engineering department. We use state of the art solid modeling CAD and FEA software technology. We design, prototype, test, validate, and document our products to meet stringent and unique customer requirements.
Unsprung Weight Savings
Up to 60% unsprung weight reduction
• Additional armoring
• Air transport
• Increased mileage
• Amphibious capability
• Improved dynamic behavior
• Increased cargo
(Central Tire Inflation System)
Patented design: Reduces the number of components from 10 to components.
- Fewer leak points, improved reliability and tire life
- Faster installation
- Reduced weight
- Custom turn-key design, up to 36” diameter and 20,000 lbs (9100 kg) load
- Low up front cost for development and prototyping
- Fast development cycles (as low as 4 weeks)
- Small to large production runs
Aluminum provides excellent energy absorption characteristics. Mine blast tests have proven that the Hutchinson aluminum wheel significantly reduces the acceleration from a blast.
Impact resistance / toughness
The Hutchinson aluminum wheel has performed superbly in the toughest environments, not only in many off-road durability tests but more importantly in combat. Hutchinson’s wheels are utilized on many mission specific 4x4’s, LAV’s and MRAP variants.
The Hutchinson Tactical™ cover provides protection to hubs and protruding components such as CTIS valve which, are subjected to rough conditions during off-road use. The Hutchinson Tactical™ cover is custom designed to each application. It is made of lightweight impact resistant polymer and can integrate customized features such as easy access, step function, thermal reduction characteristics or custom color match.
Tactical™ Deflation Safety System
The Hutchinson Tactical™ Deflation Safety System (patent pending) is designed to prevent removal of the rim nuts while the tire is still pressurized. The Tactical™ Deflation Safety System also allows for rapid deflation 3x faster.
Depending on the tire size, the amount of pressure released can be dangerous. Our Tactical Deflation Safety System allows the pressure to be released safely and quickly when compared to the current methods.
The 2 piece bolted together wheels manufactured by Hutchinson can be disassembled and reassembled in the field with standard hand tools.