Military 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

Allows for:
• Additional armoring
• Air transport
• Increased mileage
• Amphibious capability
• Improved dynamic behavior
• Increased cargo


Integrated CTIS

(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 Design

  • 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


Mine Protection

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 4×4’s, LAV’s and MRAP variants.


Cover

The Hutchinson cover provides protection to hubs and protruding components such as CTIS valve which, are subjected to rough conditions during off-road use. The Hutchinson 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.


Deflation Safety System

The Hutchinson Deflation Safety System (patent pending) is designed to prevent removal of the rim nuts while the tire is still pressurized. The  Deflation Safety System also allows for rapid deflation 3x faster.

Depending on the tire size, the amount of pressure released can be dangerous. Our Deflation Safety System allows the pressure to be released safely and quickly when compared to the current methods.


Field Maintenance

The 2 piece bolted together wheels manufactured by Hutchinson can be disassembled and reassembled in the field with standard hand tools.

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