Tire inflation system

  • 01-Dec-2011 10:16 EST
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Dana's Spicer Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) was designed to maximize the mobility of agricultural tractors, combines, and harvesters by adjusting tire pressure to provide the optimum footprint on any terrain. Tire pressure can be increased or decreased with the push of a button. When transitioning to on-road travel, the CTIS inflates tires to minimize contact with the road surface, improving fuel efficiency and reducing tire wear. In fields, the system increases tire contact to improve traction and reduce soil compaction. In the event of a leak, an alert is issued and the CTIS switches to emergency mode, sending a continuous flow of air to the tire to maintain a 30% tread deflection. Other benefits include extended tire life and increased vehicle stability during on-road transport.

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