What information do I need to provide when ordering or submitting a quote request for the Drōv SI mechanical tire inflation system?
You will need to know the number of axles on the trailer, the axle ID (tapered or parallel), the hubcap size and type (oil or grease), the size of your tires, and at what minimum tire pressure you would like the system to be pre-set.
Where can I buy the Drōv SI mechanical tire inflation system?
To have Drōv’s SI system installed on OEM factory-delivered trailers, if you buy trailers through the OEM’s dealer network, please inform your dealer that you wish to specify the Drōv SI mechanical tire inflation system on your order and also contact [email protected]. We will coordinate with your dealer and the OEM. National account buyers ordering trailers directly from the factory, contact [email protected] to facilitate Drōv installation on your order.
For directly-placed orders, Click Here to complete our quote request form and we will get back to you.
How long does it take to install the Drōv SI mechanical tire inflation system?
It will generally take one person about 4 man-hours to install the system. With two people, it will take 2 to 3 hours.
What type of trailer can the Drōv SI mechanical tire inflation system be installed on?
Our system can be installed on the majority of Class 8 trailers. Contact us at [email protected] with any specific questions you have on trailer types or configurations.
Can this system be specified on new OEM-ordered trailers? Can it be retrofitted on existing fleet-owned trailers?
Yes, to both! Drōv SI can be specified on new trailers ordered through dealers/trailer OEMs as well as retrofitted on already owned trailers. Just let your Drōv sales representative know your desires when asking for a quote or placing an order.
Is Drōv able to perform aftermarket installations for its customers?
Yes, for an additional installation fee, Drōv is able to perform installations for its customers. There are three installation options available. For customers located near Oklahoma City, Drōv personnel can generally do installations at your facility. Drōv can also do installations in our Oklahoma City trailer shop. And for installations of significant volume, an independent third-party installer is available that can travel to any location to do the installs. Contact [email protected] for details on this option.
How do the mechanical tire inflation systems know when to stop inflating the tire?
Our control box is designed to only add air to a tire when the tire pressure falls below the set system pressure. Air will stop flowing when the tire reaches the set pressure specified by the customer.
Will the tire pressure management system drain the air from the air brake supply?
No. We use a pressure protection valve to protect the air tank supply
How will I know if the system is activated and air is flowing to maintain the pre-set regulated system tire pressure?
Should tire(s) experience low pressure due to environmental operating conditions or if a tire develops a leak due to a road hazard incident, a warning light mounted on the trailer and visible to the driver will illuminate. The light will turn off once the system pressure is back to the pre-set level. If the light remains on, the driver should be prepared to stop at the next opportunity to inspect the tires.
Can I still manually check my tire pressure? And how can I check the overall system pressure?
To manually check a tire’s pressure, all you need to do is remove the valve stem hose from the tire and use a reliable tire pressure gauge. The overall system pressure can be checked with the gauge either at a rotary union fitting or at the control box valve stem.
How do I register my Drōv SI automatic tire inflation system?
Please go to https://drovtechnologies.com/product-registration to complete and submit a registration form.
Is there any regular monitoring or maintenance required for the tire inflation system?
Yes, periodically you should manually check your tire pressure and also check for any system leaks. Please refer to the Drōv SI Installation Manual for instructions on how to check for leaks. If you need a copy of the installation manual, contact us at [email protected] and we will email it to you.