Fire & Rescue Tire Saver Shield
The Hutchinson Tire Saver Shield provides a very effective protection to the highly vulnerable tire sidewalls of water cannons, airport fire-fighting vehicles, police cars etc.:
- Puncture-resistant – protects the tire sidewall from cuts and other damages caused by metal fragments, etc.
- Fire retardant under molotov-cocktail attacks.
- Tire temperature regulation – will not increase operational temperature of the sidewall.
- Adapted on tire geometry – forms to the tire geometry at required CTIS air pressures.
- Assembly possible on any wheel.
- Easy mounting/dismounting.
Mobility for every condition
The Hutchinson Tire Saver Shield guarantees the mobility of vehicles under very tough mission requirements and in the most difficult terrains. The Tire Saver Shield is adapted to the sidewall of the tire and allows vehicles with CTIS to drive with every pressure. Even tires equipped with run flat systems get a higher protection level by using a Tire Saver Shield. This device can often prevent the tire from running flat. The shape of the Tire Saver Shield integrates the milling and vulnerable tire sidewall. The mission can be continued. A change of wheels or tires is therefore not immediately necessary.
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.
Tires are extremely flammable. Not only are they in contact with the ground and the first area exposed to outside fire, but they are a distinctive target for Molotov cocktails. Thus, fire protection is essential. 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.