2004 - Volume #28, Issue #6, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tire Monitor Checks Pressure From Cab
"People say they can check tire pressure with a stick and know if it's okay," says Scott Comisar, general manager, Doran Mfg. "But, you never know when you will pick up a nail or screw in a tire a couple miles down the road."
The Doran monitor ($175) can be hard wired or simply placed on the dash and plugged into the cigarette lighter. Valve caps are replaced with air pressure sensors ($50 each) that send radio signals to the in-cab monitor. It takes only a few minutes to set up.
Once the system is installed, checking the air pressure on 32 tires can be done in 25 seconds. If the tires being checked are more than 50 ft. away, you can install a whip antenna with a reach of 100 ft.
Preventing low tire pressure can save money by extending tire life and improving highway mileage.
"We often hear about savings in fewer blow outs," says Comisar. "With this system, you don't get the heat buildup in the tires when air pressure is low. You get an audible warning when the pressure falls 20 percent and again when it falls below 25 percent."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Scott Comisar, Doran Manufacturing, 2851 Massachusetts Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45225 (ph 800 681-5424 or 513 699-6224; website: www.doranmfg.com).
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