Developed to address the problem of wheel removals caused by tread defects, TreadGuard® brake shoes have been proven as an effective method to increase wheel life since 1999.

  • Extended wheel life through continuous “cleaning” of wheel tread
  • Reduces high impact wheel readings by removing minor tread imperfections before they become condemnable tread defects
  • AP design taper reduces the potential for wheel overheating
  • Reduces wheel set inventory and out of service time
  • Longer shoe life