Optimal footprint, Optimal traction, Optimal efficiency…
Bigfoot Australia Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS) gives operators the ability to adjust tyre pressures from the cab to suit the speed and weight of the vehicle.
Lowering the air pressure in a tyre creates a larger area of contact between the tyre and the ground increasing traction/floatation on loose or soft surfaces decreasing roll resistance. Higher pressures on smoother surfaces ensure rolling efficiency is maintained.
By giving the driver direct control over tyre air pressure the optimum tyre footprint for a given surface and load can be maintained.
"Initially developed for the military to increase the mobility of vehicles on soft and poor traction surfaces, operators can use central tyre inflation to match tyre pressures with the load and speed of the vehicle."