To increase the mobility of a wheeled vehicle operating in soft terrain such as sand, mud, or snow, it is necessary to increase the footprint of the tires. This is achieved by decreasing the tires air pressure. This mobility is only achieved if the wheels are equipped with a tire bead locking device. Hutchinson's wheel design allows the use of internal beadlocks, keeping them street legal.
Hutchinson Worldwide, subsidiary of multinational petroleum and chemical manufacturer Total, is the maker of Hutchinson Wheels. Hutchinson Worldwide started out back in 1853 as a rubber company whose biggest product category was not wheels, but tires. As it was back in 1853, militaries are Hutchinson's largest client category for wheels and tires. The same technological know how Hutchinson Worldwide applies to producing military grade durability of wheels for combat vehicles is the knowledge applied to designing the off-road wheels Hutchinson offers to Jeep owners. Shop Hutchinson Wheels Now