Inexpensive and effective

By: Amie Hickland

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An Australian manufacturer is encouraging the use of loose wheel nut indicators

An Australia manufacturer is encouraging bus companies to take up the use of loose nut indicators for wheels - which provide pre-emptive safety checks after releasing the latest version of the product this year.

Redcat Industries Director Ron Mason is encouraging bus operators to start using the product which provides a highly effective efficient and inexpensive visual method of identifying and pre-empting loose wheels.

Loose wheel nuts are generally due to the three main causes - human error, stud fatigue stretch and hub and wheel settling - all issues which cannot be resolved by simply preventing the nut from turning.

Mason says the latest version of the indicator was released earlier this year and is encouraging bus operators to undertake the use of the product which other transport industries are already doing.

"After listening to customer’s wishes, we’ve designed a new indicator which provides the same advantages as our standard indicator but also provides an additional level of safety by preventing the nut from further loosening and also indicating the nut is loose," he says.

"Bus companies have been extremely slow in the uptake of this indicator."

The indicators are already widely used in the transport and mining industries in Australia and around the world and retail for about $2 each.

"We can provide this really high quality indicator at a fraction of the price of other products," says Mason.

"The indicator system is by far a superior one."

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