NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 1, 2016) — Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products is expanding the size range of its lightweight Ultra One heavy-duty wheel line with two additional 22.5-inch and the first 24.5-inch sizes.
Alcoa claims the Ultra One products, which use the firm's proprietary “MagnaForce” alloy, are the lightest heavy-duty wheels on the market, weighing in at nearly half the weight of steel wheels the same size.
The new sizes and their applications are:
- 24.5 x 8.25 — for over-the-road hauling;
- 22.5 x 14 — for wide-base single tires; and
- 22.5 x 9 — for refuse collection, logging, mining and other heavy-haul applications.
The original size, 22.5 x 8.25, debuted in 2014. The new sizes will be available starting May 15.