TOTAL WHEEL alignment aligns all the axles on a piece of equipment. This includes the steering, drive, tag and trailer axles.
Did you know?
Between 70 and 80 percent of heavy duty vehicles
Why is Total Wheel Alignment important?
It takes just a tenth of an inch to have a big impact on your cost!!
For example, what would happen if your rig has toe misalignment of the drive axle by this .10"?
If the mileage is 125,000 miles per year, the resulting effect is the equivalent of dragging the tires sideways for 100 miles!
Using this state of the art Total Wheel alignment system and our trained technicians, we can keep your truck and trailer tracking straight.
Proper Total Wheel alignment is a proven way to:
This translates into fuel and tire savings for you.
Proper alignment does not cost you money, it saves you money.
Call us now to schedule an appointment.
Available for Heavy Duty Equipment with tires sized 18" and up:
Why is alignment so important?
Alignment Angles and Effects
Tire Wear Due to Improper Toe Settings
Total Toe is the angle formed by two horizontal lines
Individual Toe is the angle drawn by a line
Results of excessive toe is wear on the
Excessive toe-in wears the outside of the tire.
Excessive toe-out wears the inside of the tire.
Tire Wear Due to Improper Camber Settings
Camber is the angle formed by the inward or
Tire wear from excessive camber: Wear
Caster: A Factor in Vehicle Handling
Caster is the forward or rearward tilt of the
Tandem Axle Angles
Geometric centerline of a vehicle is a line
Thrust line is the bisector of the total toe
Thrust angle is the angle formed by the
Tandem scrub angle is the angle formed by the
Tire wear from tandem scrub occurs at the
Trailer Alignment and Tire Wear
The same conditions that cause tandem scrub on tractors also apply to tractor-trailer combinations.
Misaligned trailer axles cause tandem scrub,
Alignment Angles Affect Rolling Resistance and Fuel Consumption
Geometric Centerline Alignment
Geometric Centerline Alignment can be used as a reference from which to compute individual toe angles. The Geometric Centerline of a vehicle is established by placing a line from the midpoint of the front axle and the midpoint of the rearmost axle.
Frame Centerline Alignment
Frame offset angle is the angle of the frame referenced to the sensor centerline. This angle is calculated by the aligner when requested measurements are entered into the aligner.
Separation is the distance between the reference axle adjustment points. This distance may be measured and entered into the aligner before adjusting thrust angle to allow the aligner to calculate how much the axle must be moved at the adjustment point.
The full alignment brochure can be downloaded from Hunter Engineering.