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Ken-Tool introduces Balancing Beads for Trucks

 A total wheel-end balancing solution

AKRON, Ohio (October 8 2018) – Ken-Tool is pleased to introduce Ken-Tool Balancing Beads for Trucks, which balances not only the tire and wheel, but the complete axle end and all the moving components of the wheel assembly.

Ken-Tool Balancing Beads are tiny glass beads with a proprietary bead coating which repels moisture and prevents clumping, and features a unique memory technology to stabilize the beads inside of the tire. They use the rotating tire’s centrifugal force to distribute beads to the critical point opposite the imbalance – regardless of the source of the problem. They respond to changes in speed and direction to maintain rotating balance.  This results in a smoother ride, extended tire life, improved fuel mileage (+ 2-3%) resulting from less vibration and rolling resistance.  

Ken-Tool Balancing Beads for Trucks have a positive effect on every fleet’s Top 3 key operating costs — fuel cost, tire life, with reduced vibration-related maintenance.  Additionally, driver fatigue is reduced.

Ken-Tool Balancing Beads are ideal for a very wide range of applications – Class 5 through Class 8 commercial vehicles, to motorcycles to street cars (including high performance) to light trucks (including 4-wheel drives with lifted suspensions).  

Ken-Tool’s Bead Injection Tool provides a quick, easy solution of bead installation by simply injecting the beads through the valve stem without having to dismount the tire and wheel.  For new tire installation, drop-in bags save time and money.

Ken-Tool Balancing Beads for Trucks also reduce inventory of wheel balance weights and cost of balancing equipment.  Ken-Tool Balancing Beads are available in 1 oz. (28 g) to 16 oz. (0.45 kg) drop-in plastic bags (which include a special valve core and cap), with the number of bags used per tire determined by tire size.  They can be sold in individual bags, or in case lots.

Ken-Tool products are available through leading tire industry supply distributors worldwide.  For more information about this and other professional tire-changing and shop tools, visit High and low resolution images of the Ken-Tool Balancing Beads for Trucks are available on line at .


About Ken-Tool

Ken-Tool is the world’s leading manufacturer of professional tire service hand tools. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Ken-Tool has been providing the tire industry and automotive aftermarket with quality products for 98 years.

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Ben Graham – National Sales Manager
Tel: (330) 535-7177; (330) 317-2793