Alcoa wheels are characterized by unsurpassed strength and lightness. With the right combination, you can save up to 43% on the total weight of the wheels.
Alcoa wheels are 20kg lighter than other aluminum wheels, and each wheel has a five-year warranty with no mileage restriction. Made in America.
High strength test results reveal that Alcoa® Wheels are 5 times stronger than steel:
Forged Alcoa® Wheels withstand a load of 71 200 kg before deforming
Steel wheels start to deform already at 13 600 kg
Impact test results/Japanese JWL test simulates a vehicle hitting a high curb at a speed of 50 km/h. A 910 kg weight is dropped onto the tyre and wheel assembly:
Steel wheels show excessive rim deformation and air loss
Alcoa® Wheels pass the test successfully
Up to 51% saving per wheel, depending on the wheel size
204 kg weight saving per 2-axle truck/3-axle trailer combination
Increased payload for each trip
Save 203.6 kg with Alcoa® Wheels*
Save 155 kg with Alcoa® Wheels*
Save 55.8 kg with Alcoa® Wheels
*Calculations based on Alcoa® Wheels with bolt hole diameter 32 mm.
Aluminium is 3 times more conductive than steel and dissipates heat better, resulting in:
Less tyre wear
Increased life duration of brakes and suspension
Aluminium is 100% recyclable
Fuel efficiency: Alcoa® Wheels were fitted on a number of hybrid buses. The essential parameters were systematically measured and compared with buses fitted on steel wheels.
Over the period of 6 to 7 months fuel savings of up to 1% on the hybrid buses with Alcoa® Wheels have been reported.
CO2 reduction – Alcoa® Wheels bring down the carbon footprint of buses and commercial vehicles: Replacing 12 steel wheels with Alcoa® Wheels on a 2-axle truck and 3-axle trailer brings down CO2 emissions by 4 tons over the lifetime of truck (2×5 years) and trailer (10 years) and 1 300 000 km