Q: What is your position regarding aluminum wheels vs. steel in the corrosive enviroment of the municipal plow truck?
A: There are indeed metallurgical differences between steel and aluminum wheels. Both may be affected by adverse operating environments and corrosive chemicals. However, both aluminum and steel wheels will perform acceptably when properly maintained.
In addition, there are coating options when specifying wheels and other accessories which may help prevent corrosion issues. Consultation with your wheel manufacturer is recommended.
-Dale Overton from Accuride