Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, announced January 25 that it is expanding its North American commercial vehicle (CV) product offering with the addition of a forged aluminum truck wheel product line. The aluminum wheel debuted at a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2017 at The Mirage in Las Vegas NV.

“Maxion Wheels has been proudly serving the needs of the North American truck and trailer market for almost 100 years,” said Donald Polk, president of Maxion Wheels, Americas. “By adding forged aluminum to our product mix, our steel wheel commercial vehicle customers now have a one-stop alternative for their wheel needs. Our forged aluminum truck wheels are built for today’s toughest road conditions. They are designed, manufactured, and tested in accordance with Maxion Wheels’ highest product quality specifications.”

​Maxion Wheels developed the forged aluminum CV four wheel product line in response to the market’s growing need for lighter vehicles as a means of reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The new 22.5x8.25 aluminum CV wheel weighs 45 pounds.

Compatible and interchangeable with current market offerings, Maxion Wheels’ aluminum wheel line up was designed to exceed recognized industry standards with respect to: material, rim contour, radial and rotary fatigue, mounting configuration, and FMVSS 571.120 markings. The four wheels in the line will be available in the industry’s most popular sizes:

•         22.5x8.25

•         24.5x8.25

•         17.5x6.75

•         22.5x14.00

A bright machined finish is standard, and polishing is also available.

Fleets operating in North America will be able to purchase the new wheels through aftermarket channels beginning in the spring with the initial rollout of the 22.5x8.25. A standard five-year limited warranty is included.

Polk concluded, “Maxion Wheels’ CV wheel product strategies will continue to focus on minimizing corrosion, reducing weight, and offering more styling alternatives, as a continued commitment to our customers to push the boundaries of innovation as the industry leader.”

For more information, access: http://www.maxionwheelsandrims.com