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Truck wheel technology for weight savings, corrosion resistance, connectivity

Every fleet has unique preferences for wheel specifications, notes Mike Palladino, director of wheels product management at Accuride. Manufacturers should ask what’s important to their customers, he relates. For example, is it light-weighting equipment, financial impact, aesthetics or driver preference? They also need to be ready to meet all of the requirements for any vocation.

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Utility makes ConMet Preset Plus standard on all trailers

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has made ConMet Preset Plus wheel end hubs the standard base specification on all Utility trailer models. The company says ConMet Preset Plus features: an optimized bearing spacer; long-life bearings engineered to withstand demanding operating conditions; an integrated spindle nut; precision machined casting; extended life seals; ABS tone ring; magnetic fill

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The importance of spec’ing durable, long-lasting wheel ends and bearings

Wheel ends are an important component of your trucks, but preferably one you’d rather not think about too much. In an ideal world, the wheel end will be a steady component that keeps doing its job, keeping your trucks rolling and your loads moving. For that to be the case, it’s important for wheel ends

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Watch: How to maximize a truck’s fuel economy using wheel position

Every fleet wants to maximize efficiency, so here’s a fuel economy tire hack: Maximize the impact of the truck’s wheel position. You see, the trailer wheel position, which carries the most weight, contributes the most to the overall fuel efficiency of a commercial truck at about 43%. This is followed by the drive position at

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Tips for servicing steel and alloy wheels

When it comes to mounting tires, not all commercial truck wheels are the same, and it is important a shop’s equipment has the right features to handle different components with care. According to Coats Garage: “With the majority of commercial tires mounted on steel or alloy wheels, your technicians need to know the key differences

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Goodyear, ConMet partner on combined commercial tire/wheel hub analytics solution

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and ConMet say they have partnered to create combined digital solutions that will better connect commercial truck fleets to the health of their tires and wheel ends. The companies say the goal is to allow fleets to remotely monitor their vehicles in real time, automate insights and make better

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Watch: Stave off winter’s effect on your truck’s wheel ends

Truck drivers have a lot to watch out for when they’re out on the roads in winter so the right wheel-end practices in the shop can help deliver peace of mind when it comes to their brakes. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series.

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Mack offers FlowBelow as factory option

FlowBelow has announced that beginning Jan. 1, its wheel covers and drive wheel fairings will be available to be spec’ed on new Mack Anthem trucks. Mack will offer the fairings in black and white, and the wheel covers will be offered in black, white and chrome. Customers can begin requesting the products now, for any

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Hendrickson acquires Stemco’s Motor Wheel, Crewson businesses

Hendrickson recently announced the acquisition of the Motor Wheel brake drum & Crewson slack adjuster business segments, from Stemco and parent company EnPro Industries. “We are excited about this acquisition and the rich American heritage of Motor Wheel. We have been working to revitalize the Motor Wheel name with a new brand mark, a tagline

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Preventive maintenance truck tips for automatic slack adjusters

Time and miles: Both seem to roll by more quickly than we realize. Consider six months, 1,800 operating hours, or 50,000 miles – for many working trucks and truck drivers, those aren’t long intervals: But they’re key markers for a piece of basic wheel-end preventive maintenance that’s too often overlooked. This installment of the Bendix

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ESCO debuts HD Stud Kleen for commercial trucks

ESCO has released the HD Stud Kleen, a stud and wheel surface cleaner specifically designed for medium- and heavy-duty truck applications. According to the company, HD Stud Kleen cleans the wheel and hub mating surface and studs, allowing accurate torque, preventing potential vibrations and seized rims. Accommodating medium- up to heavy-duty truck stud sizes 3/4-in.

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Wheel-Check highlights benefits of loose wheel nut indicator

Wheel-Check says its loose wheel nut indicator can help a driver inspect his or her wheels for loose wheel nuts and brake and bearing problems. When the wheel nuts are properly torqued to specs, the indicators are placed on the wheel nuts in a uniform pattern. Once a wheel nut has loosened, the indicator will

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