Alcoa Dura-Flange® wheels now also available at Scania Trucks

May 1, 2009
As from May 2009, the Alcoa Dura-Flange® wheels are available as option choice for Scania Trucks in the sizes 22.5 x 8.25, 22.5 x 9.00 and 22.5 x 11.75 (135 mm offset).

Alcoa Dura-Flange® wheels have a proprietary treatment that provides a protective shield to prevent rim wear. This treatment makes Dura-Flange® wheels most appropriate for transport where loads are heavy and prone to shifting, causing tire walls to rub against the wheel rims. Alcoa Dura-Flange® wheels are the only wheels on the market that are protected from this type of wear, giving them at least double the life time of other aluminium wheels and four times the life time of steel wheels under the same conditions.

By adding these wheels to their product range, Scania confirm their position as technological leader and their dedication to customer satisfaction.

The Dura-Flange® wheels are most suitable for Scania trucks in applications such as liquid food transport, local fuel distribution, heavy hauling such as logging and operations under extreme conditions like mining.

By improving wheel durability and wear resistance, Dura-Flange® wheels offer enhanced performance and productivity and delay replacement costs for many more kilometers.

Along with the protection against rim flange wear, Alcoa Dura-Flange® wheels offer all the advantages expected from Alcoa forged aluminium wheels: lightweight, strength, good looks, 100% recyclable and good return on investment.

For more information on Dura-Flange® wheels, please visit http://www.alcoa.com/alcoawheels/europe/en/duraflange.asp
or contact your local Scania dealer.