LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Alcoa has taken advantage of a new, proprietary manufacturing process to create an aluminum wheel that’s two pounds lighter than its predecessor, the company announced.
The wheel was on display to trucking journalists at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
While the 2-lb weight savings may seem inconsequential, the company points out a total savings of 36 lbs is possible if used on every position on a tractor-trailer and a total savings of 650 lbs is possible when compared to steel wheels.
The LvL ONE wheel is also six times brighter than competitive wheels, according to Tim Myers, vice-president and general manager, Alcoa Commercial Vehicle Wheels.
The LvL ONE wheel also features a two-sided finish that reduces the need to order single-side inner diameter and outer diameter wheels, Myers added.
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