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Introducing Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner trucks.

Add Personality with Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner

Alcoa® has recently announced a new line of wheels for Freightliner trucks in Menacing Matte Black. Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner is the latest in wheel innovation from the market leader and inventor of the forged aluminum wheel.

These new wheels offer the same advantages as all lightweight Alcoa forged aluminum wheels, making them lighter and stronger than steel wheels to improve payload and fuel efficiency while increasing resale value over the life of the vehicle. Now they’re available for Freightliner owners who want a striking matte black option.

About Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner

“Alcoa® wheels have always been manufactured with the latest in wheel innovation that benefit our customers’ business needs,” said Merrick Murphy, President of Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products, which manufactures Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner. “The launch of Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels adds to our portfolio with a new and distinctive appearance, giving fleets and owner-operators a customized option that makes a personal statement, with all of the same benefits they’ve come to expect from all of our wheels.”

Manufactured using proprietary technology and production processes specifically required for appearance and durability, Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner feature premium detailing in all aspects of the wheel design and production. Beyond the Menacing Matte Black surface, each wheel rim flange and mounting surface appears bright, and in contrast to the matte black face of the wheel. The bright rim flange provides increased protection during tire mounting and while in use out on the road. The bright disc face mounting surface provides protection when mounting and while in use on the rig.

Color-matched Alcoa® One-Piece Hub Cover Systems, specifically designed for Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner in steer and drive positions, complete the new look available for Freightliner trucks.

Introducing Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner trucks.

Durability of Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner

Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner are treated on both sides for flexibility of mounting in steer or drive position making ordering and install both easy. The wheels are also supplied with high-quality, color- matched components including a black valve stem, and a precision, laser-etched logo.

“We listened to the market and assembled a team to design, develop and test this new wheel in the lab and out in the field with fleet customers to ensure they’d stand strong,” continued Murphy. “Alcoa Dura-Black™ Wheels meet or exceed rigorous OEM testing that’s been expanded to match both the durability and appearance requirements of this unique wheel.”

How to Spec Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner

Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner are available in popular sizes for heavy-duty tractor and trailer applications. Each already the lightest wheel in the industry:

  • 22.5” x 8.25” – ULTRABLK – 40 lbs. and utilizing Ultra ONE® technology with MagnaForce® alloy for the lightest wheel option in its class.
  • 22.5” x 9.00” – 89U64BLK – 48 lbs. and utilizing Ultra ONE® technology with MagnaForce® alloy for the lightest wheel option in its class.
  • 24.5” x 8.25” – 98U63BLK – 51 lbs. and utilizing Ultra ONE® technology with MagnaForce® alloy for the lightest wheel option in its class.
  • 22.5” x 12.25” – 82462BLK – 66 lbs. The lightest wheel in its fitment class.
Spec Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner with these SpecPro finish codes.

The addition of Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner further reinforces the company’s progression of surface treated innovations dating back to patented Dura-Bright® Wheels, which first debuted in 2001, through subsequent generation improvements of Dura-Bright® and Dura-Flange® wheels. Today, Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner join the Alcoa® “Dura-” portfolio to create the most advanced surface treatment collection in the industry.

How to Order Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner

Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner are available for immediate order through OEM tractor and trailer dealers on new trucks and through an extensive network of aftermarket distributors for retrofit options on existing tractors and trailers. Each is backed by a three-year surface treatment warranty. Standard lead times apply. To learn more about Alcoa® Dura-Black™ Wheels for Freightliner, visit alcoawheels.com/durablack and alcoawheels.com/SPECFinder for OEM data codes.

About Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products

Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products, a business unit of Arconic, serves the commercial vehicle market with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminum wheels, premium products such as Ultra ONE® Wheels with MagnaForce® alloy, Dura-Black™, Dura- Bright®, Dura-Flange®, LvL ONE® and M-Series® medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components for these markets. For more information, visit alcoawheels.com and follow @AlcoaWheels on Twitter.

About Arconic

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. For more information: arconic.com

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