Military Tire Saver Shields
The tire’s sidewall represents one of the most vulnerable parts of military wheeled vehicles. It is essential to protect the tires in order to prevent the risk of immobilization caused by sidewall damage, destruction, fire or enemy detection. The patented Tire Saver Shield system increases the safety of the warfighter while significantly reducing the operating cost of vehicles faced with cross country / off road terrain.
Protection Against Sidewall Cuts
The Hutchinson TIRE SAVER SHIELD is made of reinforced rubber and is mounted directly onto the wheel. The materials were carefully selected to be extremely resistant to tearing and perforation. The TIRE SAVER SHIELD creates a barrier between the tire side wall and damaging terrain such as rocks and debris, preventing sharp elements from destroying the tire.
Mask Thermal Signature
The vehicle’s tires are a significant source of heat. The TIRE SAVER SHIELD blocks the internal heat of the tire and masks the thermal signature of wheeled vehicles.
By protecting the tire sidewall, significant life cycle cost savings can be realized:
- Tire replacement
- Mobility device replacement
- Mounting / Dismounting
- Floor Space
Tire sidewall destruction can result in an aborted mission or critical down-time. The Hutchinson TIRE SAVER SHIELD’s highly engineered and tested material protects against:
- Punctures, Cuts, Tears, & Snags
- Harsh Terrain
The Hutchinson TIRE SAVER SHIELD has been designed and tested to be fire retardant. The TIRE SAVER SHIELD is made of fire resistant materials that offer a high degree of protection against fire.