Survive the attack, complete the mission, return to base
Hutchinson runflats have been the industry standard worldwide on military and security vehicles for over 30 years.
The tires are the primary target to immobilize a wheeled vehicle. It is vital to the crew that a vehicle can escape at high speed or complete its mission with one or all of the tires flat. Hutchinson runflats are relied upon worldwide by soldiers and security professionals to ensure mobility and safety in all terrain and combat situations.
The Hutchinson VFI™ (Variable Function Insert) is the “gold standard” in runflat applications. It combines both the functions of a runflat and a beadlock. The VFI™ has withstood some of the harshest wartime conditions and has proven to be priceless to the protection of the crew and its vehicle.
Field Mountable Runflats
Replacing runflats in the field is sometimes necessary. Hutchinson has designed several field mountable solutions that make changing runflats without special equipment possible.
Hutchinson Runflats are specially designed to meet the requirements of each individual customer
Hutchinson can supply a variety of runflat designs, materials and solutions. Many of these solutions are currently providing protection on military and security vehicles today. Hutchinson designs every runflat for a specific customer. Designs account for customer priorities; weight, performance, cost, or field mount-ability.
Hutchinson runflats are manufactured to meet known standards such as FINABEL, SAE or any other customer specifications.
The rubber material and reinforcements that the Hutchinson VFI™ is composed of permit it to absorb a substantial amount of energy from the mine blast. In combination with the Hutchinson aluminum wheel the VFI™ has shown to significantly reduce the acceleration from a blast.
Independent test results the mine blast acceleration is 80% on a steel wheel without VFI™ compared to a steel wheel with VFI™. The mine blast acceleration is 145% on a steel wheel without VFI™ compared to a aluminum wheel with VFI™.