It’s really quite simple. The lighter the trailer, the more cargo it can legally carry. And Alcoa’s lightweight aluminum wheels deliver.
Every bit of weight removed from the wheels provides additional cargo for what you are hauling. Each and every Alcoa aluminum wheel optimizes strength and durability while lowering weight for increased productivity. Alcoa’s been doing that since inventing the forged aluminum wheel back in 1948. Today, LvL ONE® technology is found in many of our wheels - from 22.5” and 24.5” to 14” Wide Base. Lighter, brighter, stronger.
For example, simply switching single steel 22.5”x8.25” wheels to Alcoa 14” Wide Base wheels can reduce the weight of an 18-wheeler by 1,350 lbs. That’s 1,350 lbs. more cargo efficiency! No other component on a truck is as simple to swap out, delivering immediate improvements in productivity and operating costs.
In addition to a full portfolio of wheel size options, Alcoa also offers the advantages of multiple surface option choices including Dura-Bright®, Mirror Polish and Bright Polish. And don’t forget Dura-Flange® and our Severe Service™ wheels for specific applications. From top to bottom, Alcoa has you covered to help drive your bottom line.