Ken-Tool introduces balancing beads for trucks

Oct. 9, 2018
The Ken-Tool Balancing Beads are designed to balance the complete axle end and all moving components of the wheel assembly.

Ken-Tool introduces Ken-Tool Balancing Beads for Trucks, which balances not only the tire and wheel, but the complete axle end and all the moving components of the wheel assembly.

Ken-Tool Balancing Beads are tiny glass beads with a proprietary bead coating which repels moisture and prevents clumping, and features a memory technology to stabilize the beads inside of the tire. They use the rotating tire’s centrifugal force to distribute beads to the critical point opposite the imbalance – regardless of the source of the problem. They respond to changes in speed and direction to maintain rotating balance. This results in a smoother ride, extended tire life, improved fuel mileage (+ 2-3%) resulting from less vibration and rolling resistance.

Ken-Tool Balancing Beads for Trucks have a positive effect on every fleet’s top three key operating costs -- fuel cost, tire life, with reduced vibration-related maintenance. Additionally, driver fatigue is reduced, the company says.

Ken-Tool Balancing Beads are ideal for a very wide range of applications – Class 5 through Class 8 commercial vehicles, to motorcycles to street cars (including high performance) to light trucks (including 4-wheel drives with lifted suspensions).

Ken-Tool’s Bead Injection Tool provides a solution of bead installation by simply injecting the beads through the valve stem without having to dismount the tire and wheel. For new tire installation, drop-in bags save time and money.

Ken-Tool Balancing Beads for Trucks also reduce inventory of wheel balance weights and cost of balancing equipment. Ken-Tool Balancing Beads are available in 1 oz. (28 g) to 16 oz. (0.45 kg) drop-in plastic bags (which include a special valve core and cap), with the number of bags used per tire determined by tire size. They can be sold in individual bags, or in case lots.

Ken-Tool products are available through leading tire industry supply distributors worldwide.

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