Alcoa expands Ultra One lightweight wheel line

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alcoa has expanded its line of Ultra One lightweight aluminum wheels.

The company announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings the addition of three new sizes. They include: 24.5”x8.25”, 22.5”x14”; and 22.5”x9” sizes. The wheel was already available in the standard 22.5”x8.25” size.

The additional sizes will be available for order May 15.

“Alcoa is continually expanding its state-of-the art aluminum wheel solutions,” said Tim Myers, president, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products. “The Alcoa Ultra One wheel with MagnaForce alloy changed the industry when it was introduced and we’re proud to add to this family of lightweight, freight efficient, easy-to-maintain, cost effective wheels.”

The 24.5”x8.25” wheel for wide-base tires shed three pounds and weighs just 51 lbs. The 22.5”x14” weighs 52 lbs after an additional two pound reduction.

The 22.5”x9” wheel weighs between 48 and 56 lbs, depending on fitment. Alcoa says the wheels are five times stronger than steel and require no painting. They’re covered by a five-year warranty.

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James Menzies is editor of Today's Trucking. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 20 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies.

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