Alcoa offers wide base aluminum wheels
Apr 1, 2012 12:00 PM
Alcoa has launched a new series of wide base aluminum wheels. The new line is engineered for high performance through Alcoa's proprietary LvL ONE wheel manufacturing process of light weighting.
These 14" wide base wheels replace dual wheels and reduce overall vehicle weight for improved productivity or increased fuel economy. Now, weighing 58 lbs per wheel with load ratings up to 12,800 lbs, the wide base wheels are the lightest wheels in its class. In fact, switching from single steel 22.5" × 8.25" wheels to Alcoa 14" wide base wheels can reduce the weight of an 18-wheeler by nearly 1,400 lbs.
The new wide base wheels are available in 0", 1", and 2" offsets to fit all axle types. Each wheel roll stamp contains 0" Offset This Side Out or 2" Outset This Side Out to indicate offset mounting position. In addition, Alcoa locates the roll stamp, valve hole, and valve stem direction on all wheels to ensure proper installation for all axle types.
Wide base wheels are provided in clean buff, polished, Dura-Bright, and Dura-Flange finish options.
More information can be found at www.alcoawheels.com.
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