Alcoa launches new 22.5 x 11.75 wheel
Alcoa Wheel Products Europe is introducing a new 22.5 x 11.75 wheel with 120 mm offset and a 5000 kilogram load index for truck front steer axles and trailer axles. According to the company, the new wheel weighs only 23.6 kilos and is available with Ø 26mm mounting holes in four finishes: brushed, mirror polished, Dura-Bright and Dura-Flange. Alco reports that its wheels’ rim flanges are engineered to a unified rim flange design, allowing to accommodate both adhesive and clip-on balancing weights.
The new FrontRunner is said to be interchangeable with the current wheels and has passed European LBF Eurocycle tests, as well as SAE J267 wheels/rim truck tests. Such is their confidence in the new product that Volvo Trucks will reportedly switch completely from the FrontRunner with 4500 kg load index to the new wheel with 5000 kg load index. The wheel is also available at trailer OEMs for vehicles with 10 ton load axles.