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ASTM A551

1994 Edition, August 15, 1994

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Standard Specification for Steel Tires

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 1999


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Superseded By: ASTM A551/A551M

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1994 Edition, August 15, 1994
  • Published Date: January 1999
  • Status: Superseded By:
  • Superseded By: ASTM A551/A551M
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 3
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

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1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers seven classes of carbon steel tires for railway and rapid transit use.

1.1.1 Class A--For untreated driving tires for locomotives in passenger service.

1.1.2 Class AHT--For heat-treated driving tires for locomotives in passenger service.

1.1.3 Class B--For untreated driving tires for freight locomotives and tires for locomotive-truck, tender-truck, trailer and car wheels, and miscellaneous service.

1.1.4 Class BHT--For heat-treated driving tires for freight locomotives and tires for trailer wheels.

1.1.5 Class C--For untreated tires for switching locomotives.

1.1.6 Class CHT--For heat-treated driving tires and switching locomotives and tires for locomotive-trucks, tender-trucks, trailer and car wheels, and miscellaneous service.

1.1.7 Class DHT--For heat-treated driving tires for locomotives with light braking conditions, heavily loaded trailer tires, and car wheels where off-tread brakes are employed.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.