Moveero’s high-speed Profi-Flex tractor wheel addresses the issues of run-out that can occur on manually adjustable track wheels when used on high-speed applications.
The standard for tractors that are approved for speeds of 50km/hr and more requires high spot marking of the wheel and low spot marking of the tyres. This ensures the tyre is positioned accurately and so minimises run-out and optimises ride comfort and performance.
However, to suit different operational requirements, manually adjustable wheels enable the disc to be moved to change the track settings and, in these circumstances, it’s vital that when it’s refitted, the disc is not rotated and the alignment is not altered, as this could have a significant impact on run-out.
To address this issue, moveero’s Profi-Flex HS wheel incorporates integrated centring pins in the spacers, guaranteeing that the disc and rim are correctly realigned when wheel track settings are being changed. This patented solution uses a single alignment pin which ensures that the disc must be refitted in the correct position when the track spacing has been changed.
Moveero’s engineering director, John Madsen, said with tractor speeds constantly increasing, the issue of run-out, or ‘wheel wobble’, was ever more important, as the faster the tractor’s speed, the more pronounced the issue becomes.
“Profi-Flex HS addresses this problem, ensuring that whenever the track setting is changed, the disc is replaced in the correct alignment with the wheel and that the correct tolerances are maintained,” he added. “Having seen other systems where the centring feature is an extra component that can easily get lost, our engineers developed a ‘Poka Yoke’ solution, to ensure that the wheel can’t be assembled incorrectly.
“Our solution is simple and straightforward, ensuring that the manual adjustment of a tractor’s track settings can be completed efficiently and accurately, every time. As a result, the ride quality, comfort-levels and tractor performance are maintained at the highest levels.”