Alcoa announced it has bolstered applications for medium duty truck segments, Classes 3-6, with the introduction of its M-Series line of wheels.
Each wheel in the M-Series collection features the same benefits Alcoa forged aluminum wheels provide to heavy duty (Class 7 and 8) customers, but are now customized to fit medium duty applications. M-Series wheels resist corrosion to virtually eliminate wheel maintenance costs and maintain the clean bright look that fleets deserve. At nearly half the weight of a steel wheel, Alcoa M-Series wheels improve fuel economy, reduce carbon emissions and are infinitely recyclable.
"Alcoa is proud to now offer a full range of forged aluminum wheel options to truck Classes 3 through 8," said Steve Carlson, global sales manager, Alcoa forged specialty wheels. "M-Series aluminum wheels for medium duty applications are loaded with the same money-saving, environmentally friendly, good looking and productivity increasing advantages as any other Alcoa truck wheel—just in a smaller size."
The M-Series line of wheels provides customers with brush and polish finish options. Select part numbers are also offered with Alcoa's patented Dura-Bright surface treatment option. Alcoa Dura-Bright wheels require no-polish and are the easy-maintenance way to bright, shiny wheels that will last. The Dura-Bright production process penetrates the forged aluminum, which holds the shine—even after hundreds of washes and thousands of miles.
Since Dura-Bright wheels rinse easily with mild soap and water, they eliminate the need for caustic cleaning products, further protecting the environment and reducing maintenance costs.
Alcoa's M-Series wheel collection is designed for straight trucks, cab-overs and low deck trailers in the towing, beverage, emergency, delivery, food processing, retail/wholesale, utility and refuse industries. Specifically the wheels are manufactured to fit Dodge, Ford, Freightliner, Fuso, General Motors, Hino, International, Isuzu, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Smith and Sprinter vehicle makes.
The wheel is expected to be available in all markets in 2015.