To increase the mobility of a wheeled vehicle operating in soft terrain such as sand, mud or snow, it is necessary to increase the footprint of the tires.
This is achieved by the crew decreasing the tire’s air pressure. For example a 4x4 at low pressure can easily exceed the footprint of an 8x8 at service pressure. This mobility is only achievable if the wheels are equipped with a tire bead locking device.
The Hutchinson Beadlock system provides you with a Street legal and DOT compliant solution for drivers wanting to air down on the trail for increased traction
Reduce your tire pressures down to as little as 8 psi while knowing that the beadlocks will continue to hold the tire securely against both the inner and outer rims. Beads won't break, leak or slip. Two-piece cast aluminum design allows for easy do-it yourself tire mounting at home without the use of a tire machine.