To determine wear limits, Premier Manufacturing created wear gages that help judge the useful life of Couplings, Pintle Hitches, and Drawbar Eyes. They are available in two complete kit options or individually. Premier wear gages are easy to use and are a must for maintenance managers and safety personnel. The Guidelines tab below provides specific information on how to inspect and maintain your equipment.
The latch gage bar measures the gap space between the top of the coupling hook and the closed latch. If the 3/8″ latch gage bar can pass between this region, then the latch components should be considered worn past safe limits and replaced.
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Check out Cross Reference Tab below to access Premier’s Wear Gage-to-Coupling and Wear Gage-to-Drawbar Eye cross-reference charts.
In accordance with Premier Manufacturing and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, these were designed to identify wear at the critical percentages of 18% and 20% by measuring the cross-section of coupling hooks (horn) and drawbar eye loops. 18% wear indicates that the product should be replaced as soon as possible. At 20% wear, the product is no longer in usable condition and must be taken out of service immediately, and replaced.
Premier’s 344A Polyurethane Bushing can be ordered for replacement for our 320A & 330A Hinge Assemblies. Polyurethane bushings typically yield 2-to-3 times the service life of rubber. This makes them ideal and highly recommended for use in off-road and severe applications. Check out the Similar or Alternatives tab below to access important service information on the 320, 320A, 330, …
The 348A Poly Bushing can be ordered for replacement in our 340SA and 640SA Front End Assemblies. Polyurethane bushings typically yield 2 to 3 times the service life of rubber. They are ideal and highly recommended for use in off-road and/or severe applications. Check out the Similar or Alternatives tab below to access important service information on the 340SA & …
The 130PK Parts Kit is your replacement kit for our 130, 240, 240K, and 240KL Couplings. You can access the Installation, Inspection, Operation, and Maintenance guides which contain important safety and maintenance information on …
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