Truck Tires at 10: Shoulder Repairs in the Field

November 5, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper South Hall, S106-107

Presented by: Kevin Rohlwing, Senior Vice President of Training, Tire Industry Association

After years of debate and study, the industry has finally approved a procedure for repairing punctures up to 3/8 inch in the shoulder of truck tires with standard plug and patch materials. The Reinforced Shoulder Repair (RSR) uses the same basic procedures for regular puncture repairs, but there are some differences related to repair unit selection and placement. This seminar will introduce the concept of the RSR and explain the parameters for properly installing these repairs in the field.