Lightweight, high-performance metals specialist Alcoa has expanded its family of the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel, Ultra ONE wheel with MagnaForce alloy by launching wheel sizes 24.5” x 8.25”, 22.5” x 14”, and 22.5” x 9”. Ultra ONE is currently offered in the standard 22.5” x 8.25” size. The new sizes will be available for order in North America on May 15.
“Alcoa is continually expanding its state-of-the art aluminum wheel solutions,” said Tim Myers, president, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products. “The Alcoa Ultra ONE wheel with MagnaForce alloy changed the industry when it was introduced and we’re proud to add to this family of lightweight, freight efficient, easy-to-maintain, cost effective wheels.”
These latest sizes from Alcoa further expand its portfolio of forged aluminum wheels. The premiere Alcoa Ultra ONE 22.5” x 8.25” wheel with MagnaForce alloy, introduced in 2014, weighs just 40 pounds and is nearly 50% lighter than steel wheels of the same size. The wheel remains the lightest wheel in the industry and can help save additional weight per rig, enabling fleets to carry more goods and lower GHG emissions.
The all-new Alcoa Ultra ONE 24.5” x 8.25” wheel with MagnaForce alloy is the lightest and strongest wheel in its class. Weighing just 51 pounds, the new wheel is three pounds lighter less than its predecessor—the LvL ONE 24.5” x 8.25” wheel.
Alcoa’s Ultra ONE 22.5” x 14.00” wheel with MagnaForce alloy is now even lighter, coming in at just 52 pounds, an additional two-pound reduction.
With a 12,800 pound load rating, Alcoa’s 14” wheels were already the lightest wheels in the market. Now, with an additional two pound weight reduction, fleets can haul more freight while maintaining the strength and reliability they expect from an Alcoa wheel. The lightest 14” wide base wheel in the industry now uses revolutionary Ultra ONE™ technology with MagnaForce alloy to reduce more weight and optimize performance. When converting from steel dual wheels and tires to Ultra ONE 22.5” x 14” wheels on an 18-wheeler, fleets will save more than 1,400 pounds.
Tough jobs demand tough wheels and Alcoa 22.5” x 9” wheels now also feature Ultra ONE™ technology with MagnaForce alloy. The lightest 22.5” x 9.00” aluminum wheel offerings in the industry at 56 and 48 pounds, based on fitment, these lightweight heavyweights save more than 50 pounds versus a comparable steel wheel for improved productivity without sacrificing load rating.
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