EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Feb. 16, 2016) — Accuride Corp. has re-engineered two of its lightweight aluminum wheels to reduce their weight by 5 to 7 percent.
The new products are both standard type 22.5 x 9.00 wheels produced at the company's plant in Erie, Pa.., and will be available in April.
The 41730 wheel replaces previous part number 29730 and features a reduced weight of 4 pounds for a total weight of 58 pounds. The 41012 wheel replaces part number 40012 and features a reduced weight of 3 pounds for a total weight of 51 pounds.
“As our customers seek to optimize the total weight, fuel economy and emissions of their equipment, we continue to refine our designs and manufacturing processes to remove weight from our steel and aluminum wheel offerings,” said Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch.
“These two new aluminum wheel options are just the beginning of what customers can expect to see from Accuride as we continue our R&D in design engineering and metallurgy to provide the industry's lightest, most reliable wheels.”