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Wheel Nut Indicator Installation

WHEEL NUT INDICATOR INSTALLATION

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REDCAT loose wheel nut indicators are used to identify wheel nuts that require retorque. Though not required in some locations, road safety bodies often recommend their use especially on large or heavy vehicles such as trucks, buses and coaches. Correct Wheel Nut Indicator Installation and wheel nut torque are important safety factors.

REDCAT strongly advises that the equipment manufacturers periodic retorque wheel nut cycles and specifications are adhered to.

  1. To aid efficiency, documentation and continuity, fit REDCAT wheel nut indicators during the scheduled maintenance workshop visit.
  2. Check wheel nut, studs, rims and threads for damage as per manufacturers recommendations.
  3. Lubricate threads and torque wheel nuts to manufacturers specifications prior to fitting REDCAT wheel nut indicators.
  4. Size the wheel nut by measuring the A/F [across the flats] dimension, using a spanner, vernier gauge or a well fitting socket (See image LEFT).
  5. The REDCAT wheel nut indicator should be a tight slide fit to the washer or hub face, with the raised collar
  6. Fit the REDCAT wheel nut indicator on the nuts in a uniform pattern. Any pattern may be used as long as any movement is clearly visible, this is normally dictated by rim dimension and stud PCD. REDCAT recommends point to point for a 10 stud 335mm PCD rim. Ensure the REDCAT wheel nut indicator pointer has room to move and is not aligned against the rim.
  7. Update documentation and staff education, check patterns on normal daily pre shift walkround, report REDCAT wheel nut indicator misalignment or distortion immediately.

REDCAT Loose Wheel Nut Indicator Fitting Tool

Simply place the standard indicator in the alloy tool, align indicator pointer in your preferred indicator pattern and tap on with a rubber hammer.

Designed for 28 to 33mm indicators.

Does your wheelnut product constantly monitor and clearly identify under torqued wheels, stud fatigue stretch and hub wheel settling – three of the most common reasons for loose wheels? – if not, fit REDCAT indicators and reduce maintenance costs by early detection and timely intervention.

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NB – The use of REDCAT indicators assist in the pre emptive identification of loosening wheels, they are not intended to replace or compromise recommended vehicle, wheel or hub manufacturer’s maintenance procedures, REDCAT do not take responsibility for incorrect use or failure to adhere to advised manufacturers maintenance procedures.