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TIRE MARKING RED AND YELLOW DOT IMPORTANCE

TIRE MARKING RED AND YELLOW DOT IMPORTANCE

It is nearly impossible to manufacture a perfectly balanced, perfectly round tire. Each tire has a high and low point, mainly where the belts are joined, and these points cause vibrations when a tire is rolling. Companies attempt to minimize this variance, but they can only get so close to perfection. Manufacturers measure the high and low points of the tire and identify irregularities by applying red and yellow paint dots. These dots help tire and wheel assembly and balancing. Properly balanced tires and wheels are key to ride quality and safety.

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Testing Procedure

Testing Procedure

Each tire sold in the US is required to undergo Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 119 (FMVSS119) testing. This standard test establishes safe operational performance levels and marking requirements for tires for use on trucks, buses, and trailers by testing tire strength, endurance, and performance at high speeds. Tires that pass this test are allowed to be sold to the public.

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Why Match Mounting and Balancing Matters

Why Match Mounting and Balancing Matters

Your trailer’s safety, ride quality, and longevity depend in large part on the quality of its tire and wheel assembly. The assembly process is often overlooked in the trailer industry, but Taskmaster Components wants to change that with its Match Mounting and Precision Balancing program.

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Galvanization vs. Modern Wheel Finishes

Galvanization vs. Modern Wheel Finishes

SALT SPRAY TESTING
A salt spray test uses a closed testing chamber in which a salt water solution is sprayed through nozzles using pressurized air. A wheel is continuously exposed to this extremely corrosive environment inside the chamber, and then removed from the chamber and evaluated. This test simulates long term exposure to harsh conditions.

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What makes up your tires?

What makes up your tires?

TIRE ASH
Tire ash is a raw material used in tire construction. To save money on material costs, some companies use up to 12% tire ash in their tires. High Tire ash content is shown to reduce the longevity and reliability of tires. Tire ash is used in the construction of all tires, but a lower ratio of tire ash to natural rubber results in increased performance and longevity. Taskmaster Components uses a very low tire ash percentage in our tires. Ask your tire provider about the makeup of their tires.

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