Alcoa announce light heavy-duty truck wheel

Alcoa announce light heavy-duty truck wheel

Alcoa has rolled out the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel. This latest Alcoa innovation, the Ultra ONE, will help trucks shed pounds for increased payload and fuel efficiency.

Alcoa’s new 40-lb. wheel is 47% lighter than steel wheels of the same size. The Ultra ONE can help save up to 1,400 lbs. per rig, enabling fleets to carry more goods while meeting stringent federal emissions regulations.

“Alcoa continues to reinvent the wheel. The Ultra ONE wheel is truly 40 lbs. of pure muscle,” said Tim Myers, president of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products.

To take out five pounds out of its lightest heavy-duty truck wheel, Alcoa’s experts at the Alcoa Technical Center invented a new alloy, the patent-pending MagnaForce alloy.

The Ultra ONE Wheel with MagnaForce alloy is available in the industry standard 22.5 in. x 8.25 in. size for heavy-duty, commercial transportation, and is being readied in all OEM customer data books. Truck manufacturers can specify Ultra ONE using the product code ULTRAx. Ultra ONE wheels are available in all Alcoa finish options.

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