If you decide to buy a hose for your glad hand,buy a rubber hose so that they are good for cold weather. Those vinyl hose or whatever they are made of get really stiff in the cold and you have a hard time rolling them up when you want to put them away! Also make sure you buy a air chuck that is good for aluminum wheels.
Handheld tire inflators
Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Commuter69, Nov 18, 2022.
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Buy the same air chucks tire stores use. They hold themselves on to the tire valves so you're not sitting there bent down on the ground holding the thing on.Flat Earth Trucker, Rideandrepair, Hammer166 and 1 other person Thank this.
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- Mar 19, 2014
Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator
Hand held inflators are junk. I had one for my pickup and a really good one too. It burned up trying to get my rams tires to 35. Trying to get a semi to 105+......not happening.
Just get a gladhand inflator, ive had mine for 5 years and it works great.Flat Earth Trucker and Rideandrepair Thank this.
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This tire pressure gauge has the head that can connect to the valve stems you push and the valve stems you pull to connect the gauge.Last edited: Nov 19, 2022
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- Aug 8, 2009
Spend the $50.00 for a 50' hose with gladhand connection, buy a good extended tire chuck and tire gauge. Probably in the first 6 months I was driving I bought one at the truckstop, 25 yrs later I still carry the same hose, chuck and gauge.
A free option, if you're motivated, ask your company shop if they have an old air hose lying around. Every few years my boss replumbs the shop for the hose that runs from the compressor across the ceiling and to outside the shop doors, he takes the old 300' of hose, cuts it into 50' sections, puts connections on it and offers it to drivers.Last edited: Nov 19, 2022
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