TigerChocks Military Aircraft Wheel Chocks are an updated version of the traditional wooden military chocks. These new composite urethane wheel chocks weigh less than wood chocks and are resistant to the aircraft fuels, hydraulic fluids and lubricants used in the aviation industry. TigerChocks will last years longer than wooden chocks, never need painting, and are not potential foreign object damage (FOD) problems for aircraft. Standard with 5/8 in. x 36 in. (914 mm) or 48 in. (1219 mm) replaceable nylon rope lanyard. These chocks utilize the TigerChocks Rope Lock System. This original military style chock-to-chock rope lock system allows a wheel chock to be temporarily and securely attached to the opposing wheel chock on the opposite side of the aircraft tire. This chock-locking system ensures that wheel chocks remain firmly positioned against each side of the aircraft tire during engine test procedures.
Weather and abrasion resistant.
High-load bearing capacity.
Maintenance free - never need painting.
Resistant to aircraft fuels and lubricants.
Will not rot, crack or splinter.
Lightweight and easy to use.
Optional rope carrying handle.
Molded in high-vis yellow color.
There are many considerations that must be taken into account before implementing chocking procedures. If wheel chocks are expected to hold an aircraft under various conditions, then all of the variables that may affect the chockís performance must be taken into account. These include but are not limited to:
A. Tire size
B. Tire Type
C. Gross vehicle weight
D. Varying tire pressures that naturally occur with changes in the environment.
E. Type and condition of chocking surface (i.e. firm, soft, wet, dry, icy, etc.)
You cannot simply test a pair of chocks with a specific aircraft and payload, and broadly assume that the chocks will hold the same aircraft every time. Countless combinations of conditions exist and this must be considered when selecting the most appropriate wheel chock for each application. Complete and thorough testing must be completed to ensure that specific wheel chocks will meet your specific chocking requirements.
A variety of chocks should be tested to determine the best chock for your particular application.
NOTE: It is important that you review your company or unitís guidelines for specific information regarding proper chocking procedures.