One up the guy with the IR thermometer

Technabob describes Fluke’s handheld thermal imager: how cool is that?. It costs about $7500. Instead of just checking the temperature as you scan a thermometer over the wheels and tires, you can see if anything is getting hotter than it should.

Checking the running gear is a good thing to do every hundred miles or so. A flat tire on the road home from Unionville was 40 degrees hotter than the others. If this was not caught early enough, the flat tire would have been a shredded tire and there might have been damage to the trailer.

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