BTS 2023

Next-gen innovation at Alcoa Wheels

At the Brisbane Truck Show, Alcoa Wheels, the global leader in aluminium wheel innovation, will unveil a new product featuring revolutionary technology that reaffirms its position as the lightest aluminium truck wheel manufacturer in the industry – the new Alcoa 22.5” x 8.25” 10-285 American Fitment wheel, ULT36x.

MagnaForce alloy

The ground-breaking Alcoa ULT36x wheel is 1.6kg lighter than its predecessor, weighing just 16.3kg, and is equipped with proprietary MagnaForce alloy. Alcoa Wheels has revolutionised wheel design with its patent-pending wheel, which features no hand holes.

This departure from traditional design is sure to turn heads and make any vehicle stand out.

Despite the lack of hand holes, the wheel has been tested and engineered to ensure maximum strength and durability.

Alcoa Wheels’ patented Magnaforce alloy is 17 per cent stronger than the industry standard and has played a critical role in developing the ULT36x. By harnessing this strength, Alcoa

Wheels has been able to create a lighter wheel without compromising durability or strength, resulting in an innovative wheel offering fuel efficiency and performance. Commercial fleet operators will be able to achieve maximum efficiency and profitability with the ULT36x wheel, even in tough conditions.

Don’t miss out on this game-changing new design that combines style and strength for a winning combination.

Highlights include:

• Savings of up to 2L of fuel per 1000 km when converting from steel to aluminium on all positions

• Exceptional strength with a 3355kg load rating

• Alcoa advanced finishes LvL One and Mirror Polish

• Exclusive Alcoa Dura-Bright and Dura-BlackTM surface treatments

• Patent-pending wheel design – No hand holes, impact tested and designed for strength

Innovative vHubTM Bore Technology

The new Alcoa ULT36x wheel also features vHubTM Bore Technology, which reduces hub-to- wheel contact area by up to 64 per cent versus other aluminium wheels on the market, leaving less surface area for corrosion to form. In addition, it is offered with unique valve access designed for ease of inflation and pressure checks in all positions. The system works with ATIS and Halo Tyre Inflator and brings both the inner and outer dual valves into the wheel well for improved access.

Unique valve access is designed for ease of inflation and pressure checks in all positions.

Maintenance-friendly valve system

Alcoa Wheels are available with dual valves. Featuring a second valve stem, a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor can operate on one valve while air pressure is serviced on the other. 

No disruption due to equipment removal during airing up or maintenance means added peace of mind and optimum efficiency.

Alcoa Dura-BrightTM Surface Treatment

ULT36x will be available with Alcoa Dura-Bright Wheels surface treatment. 

  It acts like a force field around your wheels that repels dirt. So, when it’s time to clean, a simple soap and water wash gets you back on the road. No more polishing. Less time washing, more time driving.

Alcoa Dura-Bright Wheels are manufactured using proprietary technology and production processes specifically tailored to achieve superior aesthetics, easy maintenance, and durability. 

Alcoa Dura-Bright surface treatment penetrates the aluminium, forming molecular bond that becomes part of the wheel itself. That means it will not crack, peel, or corrode like coated wheels, looking newer for longer.

If you want to get more information about the world’s lightest, strongest heavy-duty truck wheel, come along to the Brisbane Truck Show at Plaza 86. For more information, call 1800 955 191 or visit 

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