Michigan wheel manufacturer Maxion Wheels debuted a new, forged aluminium line of commercial truck wheels on Wednesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2017 in Las Vegas.
The wheel is a CV four-point wheel made from forged aluminium and designed to appeal to the growing desire for operators of commercial vehicle fleets to incorporate light-weight parts in order to increase fuel efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. It measures 22.5” by 8.25” and weighs 45 lbs.
Maxion’s press release goes on to describe the line as being designed to surpass industry standards for material, rim contour, radial and rotary fatigue, mounting configuration, and FMVSS 571.120 markings. In addition to the above-mentioned dimensions, the wheels will be offered in sizes 22.5” by 8.25”, 24.5” by 8.25”, 17.5” by 6.75”, and 22.5” by 14.00”. Included with each wheel is a five-year limited warranty.
Offered in both a bright machined finish and a polished finish, these wheels will be available for purchase by fleets via certain aftermarket outlets.
“Maxion Wheels has been proudly serving the needs of the North American truck and trailer market for almost 100 years,” said President of Maxion Wheels Americas Donald Polk. “By adding forged aluminum to our product mix, our steel wheel commercial vehicle customers now have a one-stop alternative for their wheel needs. Our forged aluminum truck wheels are built for today’s toughest road conditions. They are designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with Maxion Wheels’ highest product quality specifications.”
“Maxion Wheels’ CV wheel product strategies will continue to focus on minimizing corrosion, reducing weight, and offering more styling alternatives, as a continued commitment to our customers to push the boundaries of innovation as the industry leader,” concluded Polk.