Lose weight with Alcoa – world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel unveiled

28th March 2014 | 0 Comments
 
Lose weight with Alcoa - world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel unveiled
Alcoa says the Ultra One is ‘heavy-duty without the heavy’

At this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, Alcoa has rolled out what it claims is the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel. The new 40-pound (18.1 kilogramme) wheel is 47 per cent lighter than steel wheels of the same size and five pounds (2.3 kilogrammes) lighter than Alcoa’s previous lightest heavy-duty truck wheel. This weight was able to be shed in the Ultra ONE through the use of a new, patent-pending alloy, MagnaForce. Alcoa says this is on average 17 per cent stronger than is 6061 alloy, the industry standard. The Ultra ONE is available in size 22.5×8.25 inches for heavy-duty, commercial transportation, and is being readied in all OEM customer data books.

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