Last updated on January 11th, 2020 at 12:29 pm
Wheel nut indicators are essential caravanning equipment because wheel nuts work loose on rough roads and require checking every morning.
Other uses for nut indicators include
- Vibratory Conveyors.
- Vibratory & Rotary Shakeouts.
- Screening Solutions for Mining & Aggregate.
- Grinding and Attrition Machinery.
- Underground Mining Machinery.
Driving caravans and campers over rough roads mandate maintenance checks every morning before the day’s adventures commence.
The knurl is important otherwise wheel studs spin during tightening.
Furthermore, wheel studs cannot be welded.
Once the wheel stud has commenced spinning, the hole has been oversized.
The drum now requires replacement. It is not to insert new wheel studs into old stud holes.
If a replacement is absolutely necessaary then we recommend a drop of red locktite.
Specifications and Sizes
- 7/16″ Suit all Holden and 4 stud hubs – 19mm across the flat edge of the nut.
- 1/2′ Suit Ford, Landcruiser, Nissan, F100, Landcruiser, etc.- 21mm across the flat edge of the nut.
High-Density Polypropylene is used in the manufacture of wheel nut indicators.
Severed Wheel Nuts
Severed wheels studs are not caused by faulty manufacture or bad driving style.
It is common for wheel nuts to work their way loose and require tightening, immediately.
A simple remedy is to check the nuts every morning or better still, insert wheel indicator tags.
These tags quickly identify even a slight loosening of the wheel nuts.
Once the identification process is made, the simple remedy is to tighten the loose nuts.
How to install wheel nut indicators
- Insert the tab over the nut, ensuring the pointed tab is touching the right-hand side against the hub.
- A loosened nut will move the tab in an anti-clockwise direction.
- Re-tighten the wheel nut immediately and replace the tab into the correct position.
Outback Spares in Charleville report caravanners limping into town with only two operational studs, as a result of wheel stud sheer.
Finally, to get a better understanding of road vibrations, please view the vibration test below.