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August 14, 2005

Tire Knocker

P7390x

"Use for thumping truck tires among many other uses."

18" long, made of "sturdy hickory."

Does anyone out there know if truck drivers really use this — for the purpose of knocking tires?

I'd never heard of the device nor seen one before I happened on it in a catalog this morning.

"A nylon cord is provided to secure tool to your hand."

$4.99 here.

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Yes, I have one. I would like to sell if anyone
interested please contact me at my e-mail address.

Posted by: Linda | Sep 26, 2006 5:59:08 PM

Yes, they are real, and not precise, but by design. It's a very quick way to find any of your 18 tires that's a bummer...it will sound much differend than the others. Also, consider how you would see a flat on a rig that has DUAL tires. A quick trip around the rig thumping all the way quickly reveals any problems.

Posted by: Bob | Aug 19, 2005 1:07:31 PM

Tires at the correct pressure make a distinctive tone when thumped. It's a way to quickly check the tires for correct air pressure.

Posted by: mattp9 | Aug 14, 2005 7:21:37 PM

yep, i've seen truckers use them before. i assume to wildly guestimate tire pressure?

Posted by: aaron | Aug 14, 2005 2:18:16 PM

I've had mine for years; they also come in handy for instant cranial therapy those uncouth individuals who sometimes follow me to my car. Truckers really do use them too.

Posted by: Robin | Aug 14, 2005 10:45:48 AM

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