MWSD launches forged aluminium wheels for glass transporters 18 May 2015

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has launched the xlite ET45, a forged aluminium wheel designed for three-axle, multi-functional, inloader semi-trailers, and particularly those on glass transportation duty.

Available as 11.75 x 22.5in and weighing 24.4kg, the new 10-stud wheel has a load capacity of 5,000kg and is available in a machined finish.

"There is very specific demand from a number of key European trailer manufacturers and operators, all of whom require several specific safety and performance requirements for the operational nature of [the glass] industry," comments John Ellis, managing director of MWSD.

"We have worked closely with Wheels India to design a forged aluminium product that surpasses these requirements, and our technical team can advise customers whether the ET45 wheel, or another similar model from the portfolio, is the option for their day-to-day operations."

xlite wheels, which are claimed to be five times stronger and 40% lighter than the standard steel equivalent, are forged from a single aluminium billet using a CNC machine. Wheels are available in 17.5, 19.5, 22.5 and 24.5 inch sizes.

Brian Tinham

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