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TMP-Tyre Protect - Flat Tyre Protection



What is TMP-Tyre Protect?
TMP-TYRE PROTECT wheel safety bands are a simple yet effective solution to the danger and inconvenience punctures, blow-outs and under inflation. With
TMP-TYRE PROTECT fitted, you have the piece of mind knowing that you can remain in control and mobile, should your tyre deflate - at any speed - on any surface.


With the tyre kept in place by the TMP-TYRE PROTECT safety band, steering, braking and cornering control can be maintained at any speed after a simple puncture or an instantaneous blow-out.

SAFETY greatly reduces the risk of accident and fatality through loss of control after tyre deflation.

MOBILITY provides traction plus a short runflat or get-out capability. The driver can continue to a safe place to change the wheel.
Why TMP-Tyre Protect?
When a tyre deflates, air pressure can no longer hold it in its correct place on the wheel, so it becomes free to move about and the tyre's beads can slip over and into the 'well' of the wheel allowing the tyre to flail, or dangerously flap about. Steering control is lost and the flapping tyre can cause serious damage to the vehicle: damaging brake pipes, suspension and bodywork.

The Wheel Well
Every wheel has to be made with a 'well' in it, otherwise it is impossible to fit the tyre.

TMP-TYRE PROTECT is simply attached over the wheel's well after the tyre has been fitted and so will support a deflated tyre, through preventing it from slipping into the well. Stability is significantly increased and therefore steering, braking and cornering control.

As the tyre gradually deflates, air pressure inside becomes lower and heat build-up occurs until a critical point is reached, where the pressure is no longer sufficient to hold the tyre in its correct place on the wheel.

At this point, mostly in a cornering maneuver where extra forces are applied, the tyre bead will move from its 'seat' against the wheel rim, freeing the remaining air (that's normally the 'bang' you hear). With the tyre now fully deflated, it will flap about uselessly, the rim will no longer grip the tyre and the wheel may contact the road surface. At high speeds this condition is usually fatal, however good your driving skills are.

In high-speed blowouts the consequences can be catastrophic, with little or no steering control the vehicle can quickly veer off erratically in unpredictable directions. The vehicle (left centre) smashed into the centre crash barrier of the M40 motorway, bounced off and began a series of barrel rolls involving other motorway traffic, after a front tyre blow-out.1 fatality.

Punctures and blow-outs, thankfully are not a very common occurrence these days due to the design and high manufacturing quality of modern tyres. But, however tough, however well maintained and checked, picking up penetrable debris from the roads is unavoidable.
When this happens a tyre will not normally deflate immediately but over a period of time.

Military & Government:
Tested approved and currently used by the Ministry of Defence. NATO part numbers issued. Fitted on military vehicles currently in use in Northern Ireland, Europe and worldwide. British Home Office, ministerial and other government vehicles worldwide. The Army School of Mechanical Engineering Advanced Driver Training Wing and other military, police, government and security training establishments.

Police & Security:

Fitted by most UK and many other Police forces. Widely used on Police Special Units (PSU's), Armed Response Vehicles (ARV's), Rapid response (RRV's) and Traffic Patrol Vehicles. Standard Fitment for RUC, Northern Ireland. Extensively fitted on cash-in-transit and prison vehicles.

Emergency Services, Public Services:

Fitted to and approved for use on Fire Appliances (trucks and support vehicles) and Ambulances. In use on minibuses, guided rail vehicles, coaches & buses.

4 x 4 Vehicles: Proven to maintain traction and drivability on all types of military and other off-road vehicles since 1979. An
approved accessory supplied by the Rover Group for Land Rover Defender, Discovery and Range Rover.

Vehicle Manufacturers:

Approved or accepted for use by a growing number of European car, van and truck manufacturers.

Some examples ...

Fitting: ERF, Volvo, MAN (Fire Truck chassis), Iveco Ford, Land Rover group, LDV. Fitted through SVO departments: Fiat, Ford Motor Company, Iveco Ford Truck, Land Rover, Renault, and Vauxhall. Accredited conversion specialists for: Audi/VW, Citroen, Dennis, Fiat, Ford, Jaguar, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Rolls-Royce Bentley, Volvo, etc. Tyre & Wheel Manufacturers:

Production line fitting is available to manufacturers by companies:
Avon, Nokia, Pirelli, plus the specialist wheel and tyre assembly line companies. Tyre distribution networks, for example Goodyear's Hi-Q, Euromaster, ATS and others Most wheel manufacturers. In the USA, fitting to Alcoa alloy wheels has
been authorised. TMP-Tyre Protect bands also recently passed motor industry durability testing with Lemmerz wheels.

Caravan Industry: Manufacturer production line fitted and as a manufacturer's option. General after sale industry accessory through the caravan trade, as a direct response to public demand.

Insurance Companies: TMP-Tyre Protect is recognised by some insurance companies, with underwriters discounting premiums when TMP-Tyre Protect is fitted.

tmp-tire-protect04ALL TERRAIN RUNFLAT (ATR)

Introducing the world’s first bulletproof two and three-piece steel re-inforced rubber Runflat system for all terrain vehicles. Its unique, flexible characteristics outperform the alternatives in both distance and durability.
Each extended runflat system is designed with unique elements dependent on the application and performance requirements of the customer.


Performance Requirement
  • On-Road Runflat Performance 50klm + At Speed of 50klm/h
  • Off-Road Runflat Performance 50klm at Speed permitted by the terrain
  • Central Tyre Inflation System Suitable for all types
  • Curb strikes 50mm curb at 5klm/h
  • Installation of Runflat Field Mountable and Demountable
“Recent experiments at the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) have shown that run-flat inserts currently used on HMMWVs in Iraq last for only 7.5 miles at 30 mph at 3850 pounds of load per wheel”.

The lightweight alloy R4 with beadlock and built-in rubber runflat system creates a NEW standard for security and safety in armoured vehicles.

Introducing the unique R4 Heavy Duty wheel for armoured cars, 4 x 4 and cash carrying vehicles. This super strong alloy wheel, with a load rating of 1600Kg incorporates an ingenious beadlock design. This makes installation of the runflat safer and changing tyres can be easily carried out without the risk of damaging the tyre bead....
......unlike other runflat systems!
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The Finabel standard asks for 30 miles with 2 flat tyres.....
.....but we exceeded it with ALL 4 TYRES FLAT

Setting up TMP-Tyre Protect
ATR for testing on a
rolling road
TMP-Tyre Protect ATR at
high speed undergoing
load and speed testing
Measuring unique load
deflection characteristics

“ONLY the TMP-Tyre Protect ATR has exceeded the stated performance...
... and that’s with ALL 4 tyres flat!”.

Performance Test
1. The purpose of this User Assessment (UA) was to conduct an initial user evaluation of the performance, technical and operational characteristics, specifications, and capabilities of the TMP-Tyre Protect ATR, super duty, long range Runflat as well as conduct a comparison with current-service Runflat offered by Hutchinson. The UA was conducted utilizing the US Special Operations Command Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) at Fort Campbell, KY by the lead Mobility Non-Commissioned Officer (NCOIC) of the 5th Special Forces Group (A), Force Modernization Section.

2. Product Description:
  • Name: TMP-Tyre Protect ATR
  • Installation: Three-piece inter-connective; field mountable, field serviceable
  • Material: Rubber Runflat with steel backbone
  • Load Range: Designed for Load Range D. E and HMMWV Trailer (heavy payload spec)
  • Remark: Super duty, long range Runflat capability
3. User Assessment Conditions:
In June 2009, the Ground Mobility NCOIC conducted an initial UA and simulated a catastrophic, simultaneous failure of all four tyre systems. This was achieved by removing the valve stems of each wheel assembly and letting the air out of the tyres. The wheel assemblies were provided by Tryon and consisted of four Goodyear 16.5” Wrangler MT/R (type tyres), four TMP-Tyre Protect ATR Runflats (pre-assembled) and four standard GMV Hayes-Lemmerz 16.5” wheels. The vehicle was driven for a total of 30 miles on paved surface roads, improved surface roads, trails and cross-country. 80% of the travel was conducted on paved surface roads. Road speeds between 0-60 mph were attempted and achieved. The majority of the road travel was conducted at 25-30 mph with accelerations to 60 by increments of 10 mph. Off-road speeds between 0-30 were attempted and achieved across varying types of terrain consistent with the topography of Fort Campbell, KY (rolling).
At the end of the UA, the wheel assemblies were removed from the vehicle and the tyres and Runflats were removed / disassembled.
The UA was ended because the Runflats exceeded performance claims and concerns that the tyres, which began to disintegrate, would damage the vehicle. The UA was not stopped because of Runflat performance issues, failure of the Runflats or damage caused to the GMV associated with the Runflat.

4. Remarks and observations:

The TMP-Tyre Protect ATR met and exceeded stated performance requirements currently in place with the HMMWV and GMV programs (30 mph/30 miles). Additionally, the TMP-Tyre Protect ATR met industry performance claims of 50 mph and 60 mph.
The only visible and noticeable factors were smoking from the valve stems when driving above 30 mph as well as degradation in vehicle power performance. This degradation can be attributed to the four tyres being flat and the vehicle driving on all four Runflats. The degradation was characterized by a loss in horsepower demonstrated by reduced top end speed and rate of acceleration. Upon removal of the tyre, mechanics and operators inspected the condition of the Runflat and recognized no appreciable damage to the Runflat. They were able to disassemble and reassemble the Runflat with ease and without any special tools. The Runflats were remounted along with new tyres for further use.

Ballistic test to the 16.5 ATR runflat designed for the Humvee.

First test was carried out to the Finable standard, but without the tyre fitted, of 5 shots into the side of the runflat and 2 into the tread area from 50 meters with an AK47 using 7.62mm bullets and an M16 using 5.56mm bullets.
Special effort was made to hit the fixings with one bullet making a direct hit on the fixing head which ricocheted off and another hitting the washer and was absorbed.
The other three simply passed through the rubber system. The two shots into the tread area around the fixings where simply absorbed therefore none of the shooting had any effect on the performance of the runflat system. We carried out the same test at only 25 meters with the same results. In total we shot the runflat 35 times with no effect.


Without the added protection of the tyre, a total of 35 direct hits on the runflat all aimed at and around the fixings were simply absorbed.
It was therefore clearly demonstrated that under a severe ballistic attack, the TMP-Tyre Protect ATR could not be compromised even in the event of the fixings being repeatedly hit.

High powered assault
Minimum impact damage
to runflat fixings
Impact is easily absorbed
with no structural

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
A digital wireless system comprising wheel sensors and receiver. It allows you to see a readout of the pressure and temperatures in your tyres and gives a visual and audible alarm if your tyres need air. The portable receiver can be recharged from the cigarette lighter socket and will monitor up to 10 wheels, plus a spare, and a further 8 wheels on a trailer with the addition of extra wheel sensors.

The Problem
We all know we should check our tyres so why don’t we?...
...Probably because it’s too much trouble and they look OK anyway.

The problem is that when you can see your tyres need air, they are probably already 30 to 50% under-pressurized and not only is this very dangerous but it is actually costing you money - in fact hundreds of pounds a year.
Correct pressure is the most important factor for a tyre and, without TMP-Tyre Protect Safety Bands, it is the only thing keeping you on the road. Did you know that 90% of vehicles have at least one tyre incorrectly inflated and manufacturers estimate that 75% of “blowout” accidents are caused by incorrect pressure. What’s more.... underinflated tyres reduce your control and increase stopping distances.
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The tyre on the right is 50% underinflated
Could you tell?


Lost fuel mileage Tyre Inflation & Maintenance Costs:
If a Tyre is properly inflated, it will have less rolling resistance thus maintaining a cooler operating temperature, maximum
Tyre life and better fuel mileage.

Consider the following:
Under-Inflated By
% of Tyre Tread loss - Economy
Lost Fuel

Lost tyre life calculations obtained from the Rubber Manufacturers Assoc. (RMA)UK. Lost fuel mileage calculations obtained from American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM).

tmp-tire-protect15The Complete TMP-Tyre Protect TPM System - Total Protection!
By integrating Pressure Monitoring with TMP-Tyre Protect Safety Bands, you would have a tyre protection system like no other in the world. It would be the ONLY one that allows you to remotely see the status of your tyres.tmp-tire-protect16 This will save you money and reduce the risks of tyre failure. It would help you maintain control in the event of a puncture or blow-out.and give you limited run-flat capability so you can find somewhere safe while you sort out the problem.

Please note, it is important that you make sure the dealer is aware you have TPMS when ordering TMP-Tyre Protect Bands. A special TPMS bracket is needed to fit around the sensor which means they would have to fit a band which is 1” smaller in diameter than the actual wheel to allow for the bracket.

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tmp-tire-protect19For use on multi-piece wheels to provide traction and prevent tyre beads unseating in the most extreme and heavy duty low pressure operations.
The new Beadlock system is genuinely field mountable and demountable... taking only an extra 10 minutes to fit over standard tyre fitting times.

Immensely strong and performs in all temperature ranges - the Beadlock system is the lightest in its class.
By positively locking the tyre’s beads to the wheel’s flanges, the TMP-Tyre Protect Beadlock allows vehicles to operate with very low tyre inflation pressures and consequently gives a large tyre footprint to provide a greater area of traction contact such as that required for ultimate mobility in mud, sand and snow.
Rotation between the wheel rim and the tyre is prevented at pressures as low as 0.7 bar (10psi) on the heaviest vehicles. By effectively locking the tyre’s beads in place, mud, sand, water and other foreign objects are prevented from entering the tyre or becoming lodged between the tyre and the rim.

Steering and braking control are also maintained at low pressures, enhancing the safety and versatility of the vehicle.
For use with or without Central Tyre Inflation systems. We can provide a wide range, typically in all widths from 16” to 20” wheel diameters.
For customers requiring maximum adaptability when required to use a varying selection of tyre makes and sizes, an adjustable width TMP-Tyre Protect Beadlock can be supplied, allowing simple and swift fine tuning to provide the optimum fit for maximum performance in the field.

To further speed up and ensure fitting is a one-man job, an optional simple lightweight, collapsible fitting machine can be supplied, utilising the vehicle’s standard hydraulic/bottle jack to operate.

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