Case Study

Magnetic Valve Protectors

Rock damage to tyre valves on the rear wheel positions of large haul trucks and loaders are very common in hard rock mining. In the past, metal brackets where welded to base of rims to protect valve core. In the event of being hit by large rocks, this bracket can be bent and trap valve core. Westate designed the Magnetic valve protector bracket which uses 4 x rare earth magnets and is shaped to the radius of a 57 or 63” Earthmover rim. They attach to the rim covering both valve cores on outer rear wheel position. They eliminate the need for welding and can easily be used from rim to rim. Saving both time and money. In conjunction with our Heavy-duty valve extensions, we have saved considerable amounts of downtime associated with valve damage.