Tag: Wheels

New Xlite, Xbrite 7.5×19.5 wheels improve fatigue test results by more than 50%

New Xlite, Xbrite 7.5×19.5 wheels improve fatigue test results by more than 50%

17th September 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels’ next generation 7.5x19.5 Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels have improved cornering fatigue test results by more than 50 per cent.

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ZF & Maxion partner on Smart Wheel Connectivity System

ZF & Maxion partner on Smart Wheel Connectivity System

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

ZF Openmatics and Maxion Wheels claim a world first with their jointly-developed Smart Wheel Connectivity System. This fully-integrated wheel sensor system can track, analyse key data such as tyre pressure, temperature, wheel load and other wheel and tyre performance metrics and then broadcast this data to drivers, fleet operators, mobility providers and infrastructure authorities. The solution is suitable for use with a variety of vehicle types, including commercial vehicles and agricultural machinery.

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GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Unveiled in July, the Michelin X TWEEL SSL 2 - an airless tyre for skid steers - features a completely new wheel developed and manufactured by GKN Wheels. The Tweel is a single, fully-integrated unit which replaces the traditional tyre/wheel/valve assembly. This means there is no need for costly and time-consuming wheel and tyre mounting to be carried out - and once the unit is bolted to the vehicle, there is no air pressure to maintain.

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Ronal Group adds ‘racetrack to road’ Speedline Corse SC1 Motorismo wheel

Ronal Group adds ‘racetrack to road’ Speedline Corse SC1 Motorismo wheel

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ronal Group has added the SC1 Motorismo to its Speedline Corse range in two special designs. The new wheel is an everyday, roadworthy wheel with racing character, the company states. It is particularly suitable for sporty vehicles and combines the necessary clearance for high-performance braking systems with approval for road use.

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Ronal Group to look forwards and backwards at IAA Cars

Ronal Group to look forwards and backwards at IAA Cars

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ronal Group, a global leader in manufacturing light alloy wheels for automobiles and commercial vehicles, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The milestone will thus be a central theme at the company's stand at this year's IAA in Frankfurt am Main.

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MWheels launches next gen heavy duty wheels

MWheels launches next gen heavy duty wheels

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels has launched its next generation Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels for rigorous heavy duty application vehicles, including tipping, walking floor, logging and plant trailers. The 11.75 x 22.5 wheel has been redesigned to reduce stress on the disc and flange profiles, with field testing showing a reduction of between 55-66 per cent against previous versions.

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2020 Camaro features Tire Fill Alert system

2020 Camaro features Tire Fill Alert system

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

General Motors has announced that it is equipping the new 2020 Camaro range with its Tire Fill Alert System.

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Tiger Trailers selects Xlite as OE wheel for lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider

Tiger Trailers selects Xlite as OE wheel for lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Xlite forged aluminium wheels have been selected as the OE fitment for a new lightweight tri-axle Clearspan Curtainsider trailer from Tiger Trailers, which is 500kg lighter than its conventional equivalent. The trailer will allow operators to carry a greater payload of up to 29.5 tonnes. Reducing weight on vehicles is a key factor for increasing the sustainability and profitability of fleet operations.

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STARCO joins EUWA

STARCO joins EUWA

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Association of European Wheel Manufacturers, or EUWA, shares that STARCO has become its latest member. The EUWA officially welcomed STARCO at its 31st General Assembly, which took place in Valencia in May.

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Don’t Touch Racing Team wins at Hungaroring

Don’t Touch Racing Team wins at Hungaroring

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Don't Touch Racing Team win the last race of the recent Truck Racing Championship event at the Hungaroring. The winning vehicle was equipped with Speedline Truck wheels. Speedline Truck, Ronal Group’s truck wheel brand, is the official sponsor of the Berlin-based "Don't Touch Racing" team in the current FIA European Truck Racing Championship season.

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STARCO upgrading wheel production to meet OE ambitions

STARCO upgrading wheel production to meet OE ambitions

5th July 2019 | 0 Comments

When tourists visit Croatia, they don't come to Beli Manastir. The sleepy town of around 8,000 inhabitants is about as distant as you can get from Croatia's bustling beach resorts and still stay within the country's borders. But Beli Manastir's lack of package holiday cred doesn't matter a jot to STARCO - instead of bringing the world to Beli Manastir, it is taking Beli Manastir to the world.

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BBS: Handbrake to be released in aftermarket business

BBS: Handbrake to be released in aftermarket business

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Donghyun Jin has always been a big city lad, but of late he’s downsized. From Seoul and its population of ten million to a village of 3,850 in Germany’s Black Forest. Donghyun Jin, senior director of the Manufacturing division at NICE Holdings (majority shareholder of the BBS Group since 2015) arrived in the village of Schiltach as interim chief executive officer of BBS in order to navigate the alloy wheel manufacturer through the turbulent waters of Dieselgate and the introduction of WLTP.

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MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

During the first half of 2019, Manchester-based commercial wheel services company MWheels has been implementing an evolutionary process to change its target. The company has sought to position itself differently within its markets; from a UK wheel distributor campaigning for legislative input on wheel safety, to a European provider of wheels and wheel services designed to make commercial operators more aware of the safety and business implications of fitting and maintaining the most suitable products for their fleets. “The last four months,” chief executive officer Matthew Mardle tells Tyres & Accessories, “have been a big success in following through on the strategies” implemented since the changes in leadership at the helm of the company in January – Mardle was appointed CEO, while company founder John Ellis took up a new position as chairman – and, in the longer term, since the company opened its European operation, MWheels GmbH, in Germany.

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USA sets final duties on CV steel wheels from China

USA sets final duties on CV steel wheels from China

31st May 2019 | 0 Comments

The USA has determined the rate of anti-dumping and countervailing duties it will charge on steel commercial vehicle wheels imported from China, and the levels set are high. This month, the US Department of Commerce announced final anti-dumping duties of 231.7 per cent and countervailing duties of 457.1 per cent.

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MWheels launches SOE CPD approved CV wheel training course

MWheels launches SOE CPD approved CV wheel training course

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels has launched the Wheel Awareness and Security Fleet Training programme. The classes will be delivered by renowned industry instructor, Phil Thirsk. The Manchester-based wheel services provider said that the new programme represents a new phase for its approach to commercial vehicle wheel safety. For many years, MWheels (formerly known as Motor Wheel Service Distribution) has campaigned for greater legislative support in ensuring the safety of wheels fitted to commercial vehicles, culminating in a change to EU law, which saw wheels categorised as a safety critical item. It has also collaborated with Michelin Training Centre to improve wheel safety knowledge within the industry. The announcement of the programme coincides with a wheel-loss incident receiving front-page coverage on the BBC website, in which a loose lorry wheel collided with a vehicle on the opposite side of the M6 Motorway in Lanacashire.

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