Alcoa has released a new forged aluminum wheel for commercial trucks. The company said its Dura-Bright Evo is its most durable, easy-to-maintain wheel.
The surface-treated Dura-Bright Evo maintains all the benefits of its predecessor, the Dura-Bright wheel with XBR technology, while taking the wheel’s performance to a new level. It is 10 times more resistant to corrosion primarily caused by road salts and weather elements, Alcoa said. In addition, the wheel is up to three times more resistant to chemicals, including hydrofluoric acid, found in the toughest truck wash cleaning agents. This enables the use of a wider variety of cleaning solutions to simplify maintenance, while preserving the integrity and brightness of the wheel.
“Since inventing the forged aluminum wheel, Alcoa has continuously innovated stronger, lighter, and more durable wheels to increase payload and enhance sustainability,” said Tim Myers, president, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products. “The Dura-Bright Evo wheel is Alcoa’s easiest-to-maintain wheel yet, meaning it can stand up against the harshest weather, road salts, grime and cleaning agents that can corrode and dull standard commercial truck wheels.”
The Dura-Bright EVO wheel is now available in Europe and is expected to be available in all other markets in 2015.