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CTI Systems: Built and tested for Australian conditions

Aussie CTI Systems was established to service ever-growing transport fleets in Australia.

Central Tyre Inflation (CTI) systems were first developed in the early 1940s by the US Army for tyre management on their amphibious landing craft so that during beach landings they were able reduce coral damage to tyres and get 21⁄2 times the traction through the sand. This was a very successful operation.

Aussie CTI designed, built and tested our components to suit Australia’s tough, demanding conditions, giving transport operators a simple, safe and reliable means of controlling tyre pressure from the cabin. Headed up by Andrew Stuart and David, this team offers more than five decades in CTI design, development and manufacture. They know the job and what works best for your operation. CTI is no longer a new toy for logging, it is a crucial option offering many benefits.

Our controller manages tyre pressure live and alerts the driver of any problems or pressure drops, keeping tyres at set pressure automatically and also giving the driver the ability to air up or down on the move to suit the changing road conditions or load weights.
Our rotators are double bearing with long life seals mounted on a sturdy stainless steel bracket which is strong and practical.

The Pressure Distribution Safety Valve (PDSV) protects the system in the case of a drop pipe or if the tyre is damaged.

We use Australian made nylon tubing drop pipes which are tough, durable and easy to replace if necessary.

Correct tyre pressure management improves ride comfort, increases tyre life and fuel economy, improving profitability and ensuring the best up time for your truck.

Take a few moments to look at the savings and advantages for your job:

Log haulage: Traction is improved 21⁄2 times. Tyre life is often doubled. Reduction in punctures. Blowouts are a thing of the past. Up to 60 per cent less road damage.

Road trains: Tanami, Tropicana, Gibb River roads, along with others that are a challenge. Large corrugations, gravel roads, gibber rock re- quire reduced tyre pressures on the drive tyres to 60 PSI or less and steer tyres 70 PSI. Trailers and dollies 45 PSI loaded trav- elling at reduced speed. When unloaded, drive tyres at 30 PSI, steer tyres at 50 PSI and trailers and dollies at 30 PSI.

Tippers: Running 90 PSI on the drive tyres, loaded on bitumen, 60 PSI on gravel and 30 PSI empty. Tippers have six tonne or less on the drive tyres unloaded allowing them to re- turn to the quarry at 30 PSI giving greater driver comfort and safer braking. Many tippers tow large pigs or B-doubles back to the quarry – 30 PSI al lows best traction and reduces the likelihood of jack knifing.

Electrical service industry: EWP and pole trucks. Two big benefits for this industry are maximum traction which reduces bogging and a huge reduction in whole of body vibration, offering lifelong health benefits.

Bee keepers: Main benefits offered are traction which reduces the chance of being bogged when servicing hives and the reduction in vibration which reduces stress and death for bees when transported.

You can never over emphasise the health benefits for the driver with up to 60 per cent less body vibration transmitted, which reduces body and mind fatigue and organ damage.

Call us on 0437 517 423 to discuss the huge benefits available to your operation and how best to utilise them, or visit for more information.

  • Visitors to the Brisbane Truck Show (May 18-21) can also visit the Aussie CTI stand at Mezzanine 216.

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