Peterbilt adds Alcoa Ultra wheel option

Successful Dealer Staff August 7, 2014

AUWPeterbilt said Thursday the company will make Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels – manufactured from a MagnaForce alloy – a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.

“This is a great new option for our customers in weight-conscious applications and other markets who want to run lighter and have confidence in the proven durability of Alcoa’s aluminum wheels,” says Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Director of Sales and Marketing. “The MagnaForce alloy reduces weight without sacrificing strength, and the new Ultra wheels feature the polished finish and styling customers love.” 


East making Alcoa Ultra ONETM wheel standard on 22.5 dual-tire spec’d trailers

East Manufacturing said Thursday that is made Alcoa’s new Ultra ONETM 22.5 x 8.25 wheel standard on all of its trailers spec'd with 22.5 dual-tire ...

Alcoa Ultra wheels are five pounds lighter than previous products (22.5″ x 8.25″) and offer the same load rating of 14,600 pounds. Additionally, the new wheels are compatible with air-disc brakes, which are standard on the steering axles of all Class 8 Peterbilts.