What is a hubodometer?
Hubodometers are measurement tools mounted to the wheel end hub of various types of rolling stock equipment, designed to count each rotation of the wheel, translate wheel size to a unit of measurement, and present the count on an electrical or mechanical display.
What is the purpose of a hubodometer?
Fleet operators and managers depend on hubodometers to accurately measure the distance or area covered by their equipment, often rented or leased. Common applications include maintenance scheduling, determining lease charges and calculating cost per mile for rentals. Hubodometers are the least expensive, most accurate way to record miles or kilometers on a trailer or commercial bus.
How does a hubodometer work?
A hubodometer is mounted to the center axis of the wheel. As the wheel turns, forwards or backwards, the hubodometer enclosure also turns. However, the interior drivetrain of the hubodometer remains stationary allowing it to count each revolution of the wheel and translate the revolutions into miles, kilometer or acres.