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BRAHMA Wheel Locks - KEYED-ALIKE for Fleets - 13" & 14" Wheels - WL002KA
BRAHMA Wheel Locks - KEYED-ALIKE for Fleets - 13" & 14" Wheels - WL002KA

BRAHMA Wheel Locks - KEYED-ALIKE for Fleets - 13" & 14" Wheels - WL002KA

Regular price $279.00 Sale

OUT-OF-STOCK NOTICE 

Serious supply chain issues have delayed the Factory Shipment indefinately.

If you require more than 5 locks, call us for a palletized shipping rate and a 5+ quantity discount. 778-888-2701

Brahma Wheel Locks are now available in a KEYED-ALIKE (KA) version. If you want to order multiple locks that will all open with the same key, you can order this version WL002KA. You won't have to keep track of which lock is which and manage multiple keys for multiple trailers.

While this is a significant benefit from a convenience standpoint, please be aware that as part of their design, Brahma locks are not able to be re-keyed, so losing control of a single key may expose all same-keyed units to risk.

This is Brahma's smaller lock (WL002KA) for 13 and 14 inch wheel sizes. Larger wheels are supported by Brahma's WL001KA.

If unsure of what size lock you will need, tire sizing is shown on the sidewall of your tires, and expressed in a format similar to "ST205/65R15".  (Width in MM. / Height-to-Width Ratio / Wheel Diameter in inches.)  If you are not able to view your trailers' tires directly, the information is contained on the trailer manufacturer's specification sheets, manuals and/or website. 

Fitment Note - Please Read

While the majority of 13 & 14 inch tire/wheel combinations are supported, the WL002KA does have a maximum width and height that it can be adjusted to. The WL002KA will fit tire sizes up to 8.5 inches wide (22 cm.) sidewall-to-sidewall with MINIMUM diameter of 21 inches and MAXIMUM diameter of 26 inches. (Should be measured across the tire, from the "9 o'clock" position to the "3 o'clock" position). Larger wheels are supported by Brahma's WL001KA.

In addition, the top arm of the lock requires at the very least 1 inch of clearance between the trailer body/fender and the back sidewall of the tire. The thickness of the tubular arm is 1 inch.

ALSO, please review the optional "Flat" Lug Nut Cover  page to see if this will be required for your installation. The standard lock includes a lug nut cover that is bowl-shaped (4 inches deep) to fill the recess found on most steel wheels, popular on utility trailers and many RVs. Some upgraded trailers feature "custom" wheels that are more stylized and car-like, typically made of aluminum alloy and where there is very little recess to the lug nut surface. Our "flat', frisbee-shaped lug nut cover will be required for these wheels.

Installation Instructions 

How It Works

Brahma's locks are manufactured from high strength, heavy gauge steel which has been hardened in critical areas, such as the lock housing. Painted a vibrant orange, they are a strong visual deterrent. We recommend that the lock be installed on the trailer side most visible to passersby.

A properly installed Brahma Wheel Lock prevents the locked wheel from rotating in two ways; the flanges on the locks arms will dig into the road surface and the lug nut cover will bind up inside the rim, locking the wheel in place. Attempting to drag a trailer with a Brahma lock in place makes lots of noise!

The wheel's lug nuts are protected from tampering by the dish-style cover plate, which is secured in place by the lock's cross arm so that the locked wheel cannot be removed and/or replaced.

Brahma locks remain effective even if the tire has been deflated in an effort to remove the lock.  The steel bands within the tire make it rigid enough for the lock to stay in place and the weight shift caused by deflation causes the wheel dish to bind up inside the rim. Even with the tire deflated, the lock cannot be removed and will remain effective. 

Wheel locks should always be applied to a rear axle wheel of trailers with tandem axles. If affixed to a wheel on the front axle, thieves can raise the hitch until the front axle tires are off the ground and tow it away on just the rear axle wheels, rendering the lock ineffective.