Aluminum wheel reduces rim flange wear
Jun 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Alcoa Wheel & Forged Products is offering Dura-Flange, an aluminum wheel with a patented treatment on its rim that guards against excessive rim wear.
The Dura-Flange treatment was developed for applications where loads are heavy and prone to shifting, causing tire walls to rub against the wheel rims. Dura-Flange wheels provide additional protection for trucking applications most susceptible to this type of wear.
Field testing has shown that Dura-Flange treated wheels can double the life of the wheel.
Dura-Flange wheels supply the other advantages of Alcoa aluminum wheels, such as less weight for increased payload and greater fuel efficiency; better heat dissipation for extended tire and brake life; higher resale value; one-piece, forged-in strength; and a wide selection of wheel types and accessories.
These wheels will be available for purchase in third-quarter 2003. For more information, contact Alcoa, 1600 Harvard Ave, Cleveland OH 44105.
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