If you want to buy a truck air horn or are just
gathering information about truck air horns, semi truck air horns or fire truck air horns, or a truck horn
kit there are a few things you should know or be aware of.
Truck air horns come in a wide variety
can get a compact air horn, mounted, rechargeable air horn, funny air horn, musical air horn, a trumpet air
horn, electric horns, a Dixie horn, train horn, locomotive horns, Harley air horn or loud motorcycle horn, power
horn, sports horn, ship horns, marine horns and boat horns and they come in sounds that are loud, to those
sounds that are extra loud and loudest air horn, airsplitting and those that play OOGA
You can get some of the loudest horns ever made
but make sure to obey thesound and noise laws of your state and the interstate laws.You want to check with your local state and city or town regulations to make sure you're not
breaking the law every time you blow, blast or ecoblast your truck air horn. Truck air horns, whether for
your car, truck, SUV, semi truck, or other vehicle are becoming more and more popular every year and you want to
get the best truck air horn for your truck with decibels that are not breaking any laws.
Truck air horns are what are called
electromagnetic klaxons but usually just acoustic. They use air from an air compressor, which semi trucks or
diesel trucks have already to operate the air brakes. These truck air horns are often used as decoration by
placing the chrome horns on rooftop mounts. Two or more truck air horns can also be installed on cars or custom
automobiles just by using a small electrical air compressor. They can produce a variety of chords, but they are
lower than those of automobile horns. The sounds are approximately 117-118 dba (decibels.)
Lately, some people are adding truck air horns
and loud train horns that have a minor-seventh chord rather than the major chord, usually used in truck horns,
to their trucks, cars or SUVs.Using a train whistle in a
car or truck could cause an accident.
You want to make sure also that you aren't giving
a heart attack to any of the old folks around and that there are no kids or children in the near
distance.So use your truck airhorn responsibly.
Whether you're looking for truck air horns, train horns, semi truck air horns, emergency air
horns for fire trucks, marine air horns or industrial air horns for emergency signaling you can easily find the
right type of air horn for you with a little help from us.
Safety should be the most important factor so if you want the incredibly loud or ecoblast
truck air horns or the train horns or any other type of air horn make sure you use the horns in a safe
Whether you just want a truck air horn for your
car, pickup, SUV or other truck or vehicle or you are a large fleet or a semi truck owner or operator you'll
want different types of truck air horns. Truck air horns are also used for sporting events and you can get them
remote controlled.Air horns are used by high schools, colleges, universities and pro football and hockey teams.
Truck Air Horn Questions
Truck Air Horn Features
The best truck air horns are usually made with
the best quality materials including chrome plated brass. Chrome metal air horns and plastic truck air horns are
usually low cost and are imported. The sound quality is very different on the cheap low cost imported truck air
horns. The best truck air horns are chrome plated or painted brass. The U.S. A. made truck airhorns are the best
air horns and the choice of most car owners, SUV owners, pickup truck owners, heavy duty truck owners and fire
truck buyers. These air horns can also be used on boats, however bronze air horns are usually a good choice for
boats. You can't buy these truck air horns on Craigslist, eBay, Wal Mart or Target. To save money or to
buy cheap, you need to purchase from the manufatcurer, dealer or a specialty auto supply or online. I've never
seen a review in Consumers Resarch. Make sure you read our ratings, reviews and compare prices and
Truck Air Horn Air Systems
If you're considering an air system there is a
big difference in air systems. The cheap air systems don't use an air reservoir. This is supposed to give you an
"instant on" air pump when you press the horn button. It's cheaper, installation is simpler and takes up less
room to install.But it has a very short and very low quality air horn sound because there isn't enough air.
There are all sorts of air systems that can be
custom made with different size air reservoirs and different types of air compressors even air compressors that
can handle locomotive air horns - U.S.A. made.Those are the best air
systems if you are interested in this type. Pro hockey and football teams and celebrities get some of these
custom made and sometimes with the remote control systems
Truck Air Horns - Brands
Some of the truck air horn and air horn brands,
modelsand manufacturers are: Stebel horn,Nautilus air horn, Dukes of Hazzard horn - ha ha, Harley air horn, Hella horn, Grover air
horn, Hadley air horn, horn Fiamm, Bell air horn, Bandido air horn (plastic), Behemoth air horn and many Wolo
truck air horn models 415, 415 -Mc, 417, 419, 430, Wolo 519, 809, 840, 846, 809, 853, Wolo Orient Express DD3,
Wolo X-1015. See images, photos and pictures of truck air horn and kits at top and
Installation of Truck Air Horns
You want to make sure you install your truck air
horns correctly. Make sure you have no air leaks. Air leaks annihilate compressors and will hurt the
performance. Although air compressors are usually under warranty it won't cover damage you do if you burn up the
compressor and it had air leaks.That would be your fault not the air compressor. If you are using an oiled
compressor it needs to be installed upright and make sure to check the oil often.
Spend some time figuring out where you want to
mount your horns, compressor and the air tank. Make sure to keep the air solenoid as close as you can to the
horns.Keeping the solenoid and truck air horns close together will help
eliminate any delay in the sounding of the horns.
Truck Air Horn Laws
Truck air horn laws According to U. S government federal law, atruck air horn ranges about 80-90 decibels,
whether the truck, semi truck or fire truck moving or stationary.
It's not commonly known but the continual exposure to a noise of 90
decibels, or 90 dbA, can actually lead to deafness which happens more often than reported in the newspapers.
Because of this the federal - United States government has set noise abatement standards for aircraft and
airports, interstate motor carriers and railroads, workplace activities, motorcycles and mopeds, portable air
compressors, federally assisted housing projects andmedium and
heavy-duty truck air horns including semi trucks and fire trucks. Under this U.S. government law, which was enacted in April of 2000, funding to such
noise abatement projects was increased to $207 million annually.
The Environmental Protection Agency - Before 1983, the EPS
controlled noise policy for trucks, truck air horns and air horns for
other vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, etc. Since then the primary
responsibility for noise control is now in the hands of various states and their
cities. So now the currenttruck air horn laws are now
usually legislated and enforced by each state, including California and the cities within, even
though the former EPA regulations are recognized.
Your State and City Truck Air Horn Noise
The U. S. government regulates air horn or siren of allinterstate trucks and vehicles. State and local governments determine how many
decibels (dbA) you can have on your
truck airhorn. This can be quite different in different states
California has not established any noise standards,
but have some models for local
cities or towns to use to make their own laws. You must abide
by the interstate laws for yourtruck air horn if your truck or semi
truck weighs more
than 10,000 pounds and also abide by your state laws. Every city or townhas truck air horn laws and these can be quite different from city to city and town to town.
Truck Air Horn Decibels
All sound is measured by decibels or dbA. Levels of about65 dbA are annoying to most everyone. The Noise Control Act of 1972 required the Envirnomnetal
Protection Agency to establish noise control standards for all trucks and other motor carriers in interstate
commerce. The Federal Highway Administration was to continually enforce these laws. All trucks and commercial
vehicles over 10,000 pounds are bound by two different types of standards, one for highway travel and one when
remaining still or stationary. Horns or sirens operated while the truck or commercial vehicle is moving are limited
to a range ofbetween 81-93 dbA or decibels. Those operated while the
truck or commercial vehicle is stationary are limited to a range of about 83-91 dbA (decibels.) These standards are to apply under any type of
circumstance – no matter wha t- includingtime, the road condition, vehicle load, acceleration or
As I mentioned earlier, a rate of 90 decibels can actually lead to deafness if an individual is
constantly exposed to it. One must determin on their own what constant exposure is, but use common
sense. A truck air horn, then,
ranges approximately between 80-90 dbA or decibels, whether the truck is
moving or not. If one is reading the
Congressional Research Service Report on Noise Abatement and Control, as it was actually presented to
decibels is the sound level of
the average city traffic situation, your kitchen garbage disposal or your alarm clock ringing a couple
of feet away. However at just 90 decibels it'sthe sound of subway traffic, truck
traffic or your gas poweredlawn mower. Te result ising facts are
that continual or constant exposure to these loud sounds can lead to
permanent hearing loss. Yes it happens.
However a truck air horn is only used off and on obviously or just intermittently. Andmost of us have never been exposed or ever
will be exposed to its loud sound continually.
Sample Truck Air Horn - Product Description
Wolo 845 Road Warrior DD Roof Mount Truck Air Horn Kit
Horn dimensions: Dual Trumpet Dimensions: (Short
Trumpet) 3.75'' Diameter x 11.5'' Long, (Long Trumpet) 4.1'' Diameter x 14.7'' Long. This horn includes mounting
hardware needed to install. The solenoid will work on 12v or 24volt. Looks good! It is loud and ear piercing!!
The non-rusting zinc trumpet will last for years to come. The VIAIR compressor kit includes: 275c compressor
(part# ACV27520) The 275C features include a standard ¼ stainless steel braided leader hose with inline check
valve and insulated wiring so you have a simple installation. Also a remote Air Cleaner assembly. Fill rate for
a 2.5 gallon air tank from 110 to 150psi is 1 minute-28 seconds. Compressor Dimensions: 6.5''L x 3.5''W x 4.5''H
Max. Working Pressure: 150 PSI Amp Draw: 18 Amps. INCLUDES: VIAIR 2.5 Gallon Air Tank(part# ACV91025) with 6
Ports(1/4"NPT) Tank Dimension: 23.5''L x 6''W x 7.5''H. INCLUDES: VIAIR Hook Up Kit(ACV20052) This truck
air horn kit includes all the compression fitting, ties, clamps, 0.25" Air Line and tank port fitting
you will need to complete your Horn Install. The kit also includes 110psi ON/150psi OFF Pressure Switch/Relay.
Special Feature is the VIAIR 160psi gauge, gauge holder and ON/OFF Switch for the kit. Can use to fill tires in
an emergency. Use it to supply suspension overload bags & of course use for Truck Air Horns. Includes a one
year Viair Warranty against defects. Truck Air Horn
Beware if watching this truck air horn demo on YouTube video -- this truck air
horn is LOUD! It can hurt your ears! Turn your speakers down! This is not me, not my car!