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Truckin Life gets a second life

We are proud to support the revival of TRUCKIN LIFE. It’s an iconic publication to be released in August 2023.

My Dad, Peter McQuillan, said he had a Truckin Good Life! Together, we created Atlas Balance Rings – because balanced wheels save you up to 50% tyre life, diesel and dollars!

He was inducted into the Transport Operators Hall of Fame In Alice Springs in 2016. Dad would be proud to see thousands of top Trucking operators in Australia and New Zealand raving about the drive and economy of Atlas Balance Rings. He designed the logo – the Greek God Atlas, balancing the world on his shoulders.

Call us at 1300 228 527 and enjoy a better Truckin Life !
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Hundreds of thousands of kms of extra tyre life

Simon from the Atlas Balance Company has a great story involving getting hundreds of thousands of extra kilometres out of your truck tyres. ” When I started supplying balance rings to Errol at @SRV, it was for just one rig. Now; 93 rigs are balanced with Atlas Balance Rings. I admire SRV. Of course, the fleet looks great with schmick shiny stuff, but it’s just as important for Errol too; to know how things are running on the inside. Matt, the Workshop Manager reports that they are now getting over 200,000 kilometres on the steers – that’s an extra 100,000 km! – So, they’ve been fitting out the drives as well. When you see these running down the road; think about how what you are running, the money you are spending on tyres, the mileage you’re getting, and how you feel are driving your rig feeling the rattling and shaking. For a small one-time fee – you may get an extra 100,000 kilometres of tyre life!

For Atlas, it’s just another typical Friday story. With a 5-year Warranty and 365 Day money-back Guarantee; It’s Atlas, It’s Balanced! Australian Made, Australian Owned| See https://atlasbalance.com.au/ or Call 1300 228 527 #365DayMoneyBackGuarantee #australianmade #NewZealandtrucking #NZtrucks #atlasbalancerings #savetyres #balancedwheels #trucking #savetyres #twinsteers

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Your TOP 5 Balance Ring QUESTIONS answered

  1. THE ONLY AUSTRALIAN Balance Ring company? Yes ! We know our roads, and we are drivers too.
  2. PRICE? – Our steer balance rings are $605 per pair Inc, which is a once-off purchase for the life of the vehicle, or you can run them on other rigs through your fleet.
  3. FIT ?- Our balance rings are a one-size fits all design that includes your Alcoa, Offset and Super single rims which balance the whole assembly as the wheel is in motion.
  4. DRIVE & TRAILER RINGS? – We also manufacture the Drive / Trailer rings for USA and Euro settings which balance two wheels at the same time which are $660 per pair Inc. Now when fitted you won’t ever have to pay for your wheels being balanced or have wasted downtime either for the life of the vehicle.
  5. WHY? So you’re getting a much smoother drive, along with better tyre life all round and then better fuel economy as the vehicle isn’t pulling the drives and trailer tyres as hard.
  6. WHERE? We send our goods all over the world. All we need from you is your address, contact details and business name details.

MORE QUESTIONS? call us on 0407 966 294 anytime!

CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS which will give you a better idea of how ATLAS BALANCE RINGS work. See our clients, including some Australia-wide businesses, who have fitted out the entire rig for the extra handling and tyre life.

https://www.facebook.com/AtlasBalanceCompany/videos/637378994295657/ Darren Powel (Owner Driver) Fully balanced.

https://www.facebook.com/AtlasBalanceCompany/videos/578878256697536/ Detour Logistics (entire fleet fitted on every truck and trailer of 46 rigs)

ATLAS BALANCE in the News!

ATLAS BALANCE in the News! Experiment proves truck drivers correct with cost-saving Balance Rings

The Atlas Balance Company backs tyre-life savings claims with research at the Kangan TAFE Institute in Melbourne.  Led by Institute Manager Andrew Robson, before & after testing of Atlas Balance Rings’ wheel balancing properties were carried out on a testing module called a Chassis Dynamometer  – the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere; from 10 km to 100 km per hour. The results easily show that the shaking and rattling, measured in millivolts (mV) were more than double on trailer wheels without the atlas balance rings.

As the results show; ( see https://atlasbalance.com.au/experiment-proves-truck-drivers-correct-with-cost-saving-balance-rings/  ) at 60 km with the Atlas Balance Ring fitted, the oscilloscope is picking up 27 millivolts; without Atlas Balance Rings, the imbalance is over twice as much – at 60 km 63 millivolts imbalance.

At 100kms per hour the results are dramatic. With the Atlas Balance Ring fitted, the oscilloscope is picking up 50 millivolts; without Atlas Balance Rings, the imbalance is over twice as much – 114mV ( millivolts)  imbalance.

Dekecat Pty Ltd fit Atlas Balance Rings to new Robuk Trailers

Just this past week Marty Murphy from DEKECAT, at Hemmant in Queensland took delivery of two Robuk Trailers – another fine Australian company, and he immediately fitted the rings throughout the A and B trailers. This rig is going to be working hard on those central Queensland corrugations –on those harsh roads, it’s vital to keep Marty’s trailer tyres balanced as well as the steers. Said Marty, “ Just fitting Balance Rings to the steers and not the drives, is like just only balancing the front wheels of the family car, makes no sense at all. And this is the vehicle that’s paying all the bills .”

Experiment proves truck drivers correct with cost-saving Balance Rings

We know thousands of Australian Truck and Bus Drivers have conducted their own cost-saving tests using Atlas Balance Rings, and are very happy campers, BUT THIS IS SCIENCE – to back up your research. 

At the Kangan Institute in Melbourne we carried out before and after testing of Atlas Balance Rings from 10 km to 100 km per hour, run by Institute Manager Andrew Robson  The graphs easily show that the shaking and rattling, measured in millivolts (mV) were more than double WITHOUT THE ATLAS BALANCE RINGS.

As the results show ( see graphs) at 60 km WITH the ATLAS BALANCE RING fitted, the oscilloscope is picking up 27 millivolts; with NO Atlas Balance Rings, the imbalance is over twice as much – at 60 km 63 millivolts imbalance.

At 100kms per hour the results are dramatic. WITH the ATLAS BALANCE RING fitted, the oscilloscope is picking up 50 millivolts; with NO Atlas Balance Rings, the imbalance is over twice as much – 114mV ( millivolts)  imbalance.

Key – Average AC RMS voltage is 50mV Accelerometer Root Means Square voltage

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Oscilloscope Reports show;

  1. Drive axle with balance rings at 60kph. Average AC RMS voltage is 27mV
  2. Drive axle with no balance rings at 60kph. Average AC RMS voltage is 63mV. That’s double the balance ring value.
  3. Drive axle with balance rings at 100kph. Average AC RMS voltage is 50mV
  4. Drive axle with no balance rings at 100kph. Average AC RMS voltage is 114mV. Again, double the voltage

Not just for the linehaul express boys

G’Day Folks, here’s the sound you love, from the Balance Rings you need 😊 … They are FOR EVERYONE – from running around town with deliveries to logging rigs, stock, grain and car carriers, low loaders and line haul express – everyone can save up to 50% on tyre life. REMEMBER, It’s Atlas – It’s Balanced! Call 1300 2ATLAS (1300 228 527) TO HAVE A CHAT or ORDER AT https://atlasbalance.com.au/ #expresscouriers #linehaul #logging #grain # #stockcarriers #bigrigs #atlasbalancerings #fuelsavings #truckinglife #savetyres #truck #roadtrain #kenworth #extratyrelifeguaranteed #supersingles #tippers #bdouble

WHEN YOU’RE CARRYING EGGS

WHEN YOU’RE CARRYING EGGS … you’re going to need a balanced truck. One of our very first Atlas Balance Company customers is an egg transporter, The Boonah Carrying Company. They have serviced the freight transportation needs of the Fassifern Valley and surrounding districts for over 100 years. Whether they’re transporting eggs, livestock, electrical goods,  house frames, or building materials, they know a balanced truck is a happy load, with a comfortable driver, less wear on components, greater tyre life and less fuel needed to move those wheels down to Toowoomba, Warwick, Gatton, Beaudesert, Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Be like Boonah! For all EURO, US and ASIAN TRUCKS 100 Day Money-back Guarantee Australian-made, Australia-Owned, Remember..  it’s Atlas, It’s Balanced. Call 1300 228 527 or ORDER at www.atlasbalance.com.au

Tyre and fuel savings “on the fly”

With 30,000 rotations per hour at an average speed of 100 kph ( based on a 22.5-inch truck wheel ) we’re all interested in getting longer tyre life. What if you could also achieve better fuel consumption, reduced accidents and better health for the driver? It’s a ‘no-brainer’ for transport operators in Australia. You’ve got to keep costs low on the two largest cost items – fuel and tyres.

As former transport operators, we became very particular in assessing steering and suspension components, having regular wheel alignments, and ultimately adding in a little-known product – truck wheel balancing rings. We reduced vibration through the steering components and wheel assemblies as the wheels are balanced “on the fly” while we drove, counteracting imperfections in tyre manufacture. The advantages – improved tyre life, reduced component wear, improved handling and reduced resistance meant less fuel consumption.

Designed for truck drivers, by truck drivers

We introduced our own truck wheel balancing system – Atlas Balance Rings, designed and produced in Queensland, and specifically designed for Australia’s harshest driving conditions. We kept things simple, designing two balance ring products that could be fitted to Euro or American stud pattern vehicles; to suit almost every heavy vehicle ( including buses) in Australia. This allowed fleet operators to interchange balance rings between vehicles, or even transfer the balance rings from old vehicles to new.

The rings are designed to fit between the wheel assembly and the rim, protecting them from external damage, and easy to fit on the steers; or between the drive and trailer rims. Traditionally, ball bearings in the ring would deteriorate and required premature replacement. We replaced them with a natural liquid metal-based material which is fully secured inside the ring, insuring no friction – it will never wear out.

Maintenance, safety and wear on the driver

Says Atlas Balance founder and director Simon McQuillan, “ One thing I talk to our customers about nonstop, is maintenance; and having Atlas Balance Rings on from new is what stops some parts wearing out quickly, including the driver ! Out of balance truck wheels create vibration and fatigue for the driver.”

It’s not rocket science to assume that good truck maintenance is connected to better safety outcomes. The numbers have been crunched by our governing regulators, and good operators are mindful of the greatest risks and ensure systems are well maintained. NTARC analyst Adam Gibson found for wheel and tyre defects the frequency ( of accident insurance claims) was 32 %higher than the baseline while cost was 26 %higher.

“Raving” Fans

We have many hundreds of truck and bus drivers that have become raving fans of Atlas Balance Rings.

Glenn Yogi Kendall from “Outback Truckers” has become a raving fan of Atlas wheel balancing rings for his Kenworth. He has achieved good even tyre wear on the tyres. Yogi says ” The roads aren’t getting better, but your products are!”

Russell of Muller Tippers and Bobcat Hire fitted out every axle on his Mack and trailer. “Hello Simon, just thought I would give you a little feedback. I had your Atlas Balance Rings on my whole truck and trailer front to back, it’s now very smooth running down the Highway.”

Tony from Tones Trucking Stories and his mate from MK Transport both had Atlas Balance Rings put on the steers of their trucks on the same day. Both trucks were bought about the same time, and they’ve both done about 170 000kms this year. “ Atlas Balance Rings will balance truck wheels, no matter the speed, so we expect to see a lot less wear on the tyres, and on ourselves.”

See us at the Brisbane Truck Show – https://atlasbalance.com.au/ 13002ATLAS ; 0407 966 294 | simon@atlasbalance.com.au

Human Vibration adverse health effects for Drivers

Mine workers are not the only drivers subject to human vibration. Approximately 24 per cent of Australian workers are exposed to vibration in their workplace, usually machinery operators and truck drivers.

Out of balance truck wheels can create vibration and fatigue for drivers. When handling is improved, with continuously balanced wheels, it’s easier for the operator to steer the vehicle, resulting in less fatigue, discomfort and better health outcomes.

Human vibration: addressing a less spoken about hazard


With thanks, 2021Features Safe to Work

Human vibration exposure has been one of the top five health hazards at mine sites for more than a decade, both by the number of workers harmed and worker compensation figures. Despite this, a laser focus on dust and lung diseases has left vibration exposure in its current state for the past five years.

In 2009, Australia’s Attorney-General’s Department released a report that acknowledged the link between occupational exposure to hazardous levels and vibration.

It was associated with adverse health outcomes such as white finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, musculoskeletal disorders and neurological disorders, with two main types of vibration being hand-arm vibration and whole-body vibration.

Approximately 24 per cent of Australian workers were exposed to vibration in their workplace, with this figure skewed more towards younger workers than older workers.

In addition, workers expressed that such exposure was mostly associated with roles such as machinery operators and drivers, among others. Only 27 per cent of them said they had received training in this space.

By 2015, Safe Work Australia reported that a total of 5260 workers had submitted compensation claims for injuries attributed to vibration exposure over the past 14 years.

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