Alcoa launch new LIGHTWEIGHT 22.5 x 11.75, 120 mm offset wheel
February 1, 2009
Exactly one year ago, Alcoa presented their new series of “lightweight” wheels in 22.5 x 8.25, 22.5 x 9.00, 19.5 x 7.50 and 19.5 x 8.25. In the past twelve months, the world’s leading aluminum wheel manufacturer continued its efforts to make the forged Alcoa wheels better and lighter. Today they introduce the lightweight FrontRunner® 22.5 x 11.75, 120 mm offset wheel.
Alcoa succeeded in lowering the weight of this FrontRunner® wheel from 25 kg to 23.6 kg, another reduction of 1.4 kg! This wheel can be mounted on the front axle of trucks and on trailer axles.
The new wheel, which will be interchangeable with the current one, will on top also feature:
The new FrontRunner®, which will be available from February 2009 onwards, has passed US SAE J267 truck wheels tests, as well as European LBF Eurocycle and TÜV tests.
Due to the above changes, part numbers will be changed as follows:
The WorkHorse® wheel (without ventilation holes) versions of the FrontRunner® (ref. 817580 and 817570) have not been changed.
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Alcoa Wheel Products Europe
Distributor U.K. & Ireland:
Tyre-Line Ltd., tel. +44 1327 701 000 – www.aluminium-wheels.co.uk
Midland Tyre Services, tel. +353 505 41940