Accuride Corp. has announced that it has added two new lightweight aluminum wheels to its product offering. Re-engineered to reduce weight by 5-7%, the new aluminum wheels are both standard type 22.5 x 9.0 wheels produced at the company’s aluminum wheel production facility in Erie, Pa., according to Accuride. The new wheels will be available starting in March.
Specifications for the new wheels are as follows:
• 41730 wheel: replaces previous part number 29730 and features a reduced weight of four lbs. (total weight per wheel: 58 lbs.).
• 41012 wheel: replaces previous part number 40012 and features a reduced weight of three lbs. (total weight per wheel: 51 lbs.).
“As our customers seek to optimize the total weight, fuel economy and emissions of their equipment, we continue to refine our designs and manufacturing processes to remove weight from our steel and aluminum wheel offerings,” commented Accuride President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Dauch. “These two new aluminum wheel options are just the beginning of what customers can expect to see from Accuride as we continue our R&D in design engineering and metallurgy to provide the industry’s lightest, most reliable wheels.”