Tag: Wheels

Trelleborg reorganisation brings greater prominence to tyres

Trelleborg reorganisation brings greater prominence to tyres

27th March 2020 | 0 Comments

At the end of February, Trelleborg invited key dealers to the company’s Swedish homeland in order to further develop connections with its UK distributors and share the details of recent developments at the well-known agricultural and off-road tyre and wheel manufacturer. Tyres & Accessories spoke with Trelleborg’s Agricultural Segment Leader – EMEA, Bruce Lauder in order to find out more.

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Patented commercial vehicle wheel security system available to ‘virtually every fleet’

Patented commercial vehicle wheel security system available to ‘virtually every fleet’

17th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Wheely-Safe can now supply its patented wheel security system to fit more than 95 per cent of all medium and heavy commercial vehicles operating in the UK and Irish markets, including buses, coaches, trucks and trailers.

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Speak out against wheel theft: Ford develops ‘vocal’ 3D locking nuts

Speak out against wheel theft: Ford develops ‘vocal’ 3D locking nuts

31st January 2020 | 0 Comments

As car security systems become increasingly sophisticated, thieves are turning their attention to car parts instead. This is bad news for owners of vehicles fitted with alloy wheels, but Ford now offers a way of keeping those wheels yours – and the solution is guaranteed to get car owners talking.

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Street-legal aftermarket braided carbon fibre rims coming in 2020

Street-legal aftermarket braided carbon fibre rims coming in 2020

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Good news for motorists who long for a set of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) rims but whose budgets don’t stretch to a Porsche 911 Turbo S. As of next year, thyssenkrupp Carbon Components will begin offering carbon wheels for aftermarket customers. It previewed the upcoming range at last month’s Essen Motor Show.

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One in four have damaged their car on a speedhump or pothole

One in four have damaged their car on a speedhump or pothole

12th December 2019 | 0 Comments

One in four people have damaged their car on either a speedhump or pothole, rising to almost one in three (30 per cent) in urban areas.

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Ronal Group at the 2019 Essen Motor Show

Ronal Group at the 2019 Essen Motor Show

6th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Leading truck and car alloy wheel manufacturer The Ronal Group will display its Ronal, Speedline Corse and Speedline Truck ranges at the Essen Motor Show from 30 November to 8 December 2019 (hall 7, stand E19). This year, the company will present an additional anniversary area and various highlights in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Under the headline ‘Past meets future,’ the Ronal Group will present a special stand concept with different key topics at this year’s Essen Motor Show.

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GKN introducing Infini-Forge multi-piece wheel range

GKN introducing Infini-Forge multi-piece wheel range

15th October 2019 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels has developed the Infini-Forge multi-piece wheel range, a high performance, patented solution for vehicles in demanding off-highway conditions. The company says this multi-piece wheel delivers “a number of significant benefits” for original equipment manufacturers, operators and maintenance personnel.

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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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