A lightweight alloy wheel is up to 45% lighter than a conventional steel wheel. This weight saving means the total weight of the vehicle is reduced and the loading capacity can be increased accordingly, all without compromising on resilience and quality.
+ fuel savings + long lifespan + reduced maintenance
= cost savings
+ increased payload + higher salvage value
= additional income
Low weight for more payload
Weight saving using the example of 6 wheels:
|Wheel type||Aluminum wheels||Steel wheels||Difference|
|22,5x11,75 | ET120 (Trailer)||146 kg||255 kg||- 109 kg|
|22,5x11,75 | ET0 (Trailer)||131 kg||235 kg||- 104 kg|
|22,5x9,00 (Truck)||142 kg||210 kg||- 68 kg|
All data represents average values
Extending the service life of tyres and brake components
Enhanced heat dissipation from forged aluminum wheels increases the service life of brakes, brake pads, axle bearings and tyres compared to steel wheels. The perfectly round shape of the aluminum wheels reduces vibration and tyre wear, thus extending the lifespan of suspension components.
Increased driving safety
Aluminum wheels are forged from one piece of metal, resulting in an enhanced, uniform strength compared to steel wheels that are welded together from several parts. The result is more safety when driving.
Aluminum wheels continue to look good after many years. Used trucks and trailers with aluminum wheels can be sold more easily and with a higher salvage value.
Special corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy
Lightweight forged alloy wheels from SPEEDLINE TRUCK are made of a T6061 alloy, a highly corrosion-resistant material that significantly reduces the oxidation process and contributes to a long service life, resulting in aluminum wheels that are very low-maintenance.
Less weight means less fuel consumption. Moreover, the wheel also constitutes an unsprung mass on the vehicle. With a lightweight wheel, less energy is required to accelerate this mass, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.
Aluminum reduces CO₂ emissions
Since aluminum is a material with enduring properties, it can be recycled indefinitely without losing its properties, thus ensuring its sustainability. In addition, the use of lightweight wheels saves fuel and thus reduces CO₂ emissions.