Accuride Corp. has introduced two new two- and five-hand-hole versions of its popular Accu-Lite 22.5 x 8.25 steel wheels. The new wheels are each 3 lbs. lighter than the previous models and add a five-year warranty for its standard Steel Armor coating. The five-hand hole version is a 65-lb. steel wheel for commercial vehicles. Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch announced the new wheels during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2017 in Las Vegas.
Specifications for the new wheels include:
- 51487 wheel – Five-hand hole wheel is 65 lbs., by eliminating 3 lbs. from the previous part number 50487
- 51408 wheel – Two-hand hole version eliminates 3 lbs. from the prior 50408 wheel for a new weight of 67 lbs.
“As our customers seek to optimize the total weight, fuel economy and emissions of their equipment, our consistent, world-class manufacturing processes are enabling us to continue lightweighting our steel and aluminum wheel offerings,” said Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch. “With the same great benefits of reduced weight, additional payload and increased ROI, Accuride offers advanced steel wheel technology with extended warranties that provides lasting value unmatched in the industry. In addition, their lighter weight helps offset the additional weight of emissions-control equipment.”
Superior corrosion-resistant coating options
Accuride’s Steel Armor coating technology comes standard on both wheels, providing customers superior finish and corrosion-resistant performance, plus a new five-year warranty against corrosion. In addition, customers have the option of ordering these wheels with Accuride’s EverSteel technology. The wheels offer a standard eight-year warranty against corrosion at a small premium. Both wheels will be available to customers in April 2017 and can be ordered in white, black and gray. Accuride will produce the wheels at its Henderson, Kentucky, and Monterrey, Mexico, wheel plants.
For more information, visit Accuride Wheel End Solutions at Booth No. 921 during HDAW’17, contact your Accuride Sales representative, check the Resources tab on Accuride’s mobile app or visit accuridewheelendsolutions.com.