MWSD launches lighter super single truck wheels 21 February 2013

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has increased its xlite range, launching two of the lightest super single forged aluminium wheels on the market.

Both feature an increased load capacity. The 11.75x22.5 wheel, with a 0mm inset and 10x26mm mounting holes, is weight reduced by 1.6kg to 22.1kg. And a 120mm inset wheel has also been unveiled, with weight lowered by 3.7kg to 24.3kg.

A change in profile, by manufacturer Wheels India, has also enabled the load index to be increased to 5,000kg, from 4,500kg.

The products are available in three finishes – machined, polished and new generation Xbrite, the latter having a single-part, transparent coating said to offer the highest levels of corrosion resistance and shine.

xlite wheels are forged from a single aluminium billet, using a CNC machine for production accuracy. They are available in 17.5,19.5 and 22.5in sizes.

Benefits claimed over steel wheels include extra safety features, reduced vibration, longer wear on surrounding parts, extra payloads, reduced fuel usage and decreased CO² emissions.

"This is an important development in the xlite portfolio, as it allows us to cover a new range of commercial vehicle applications," comments John Ellis, managing director of Motor Wheel Service.

"The increased load capacity itself is a great development, but to couple that with a reduced wheel weight for both the 0mm and 120mm inset super singles will be a huge factor for fleet operators."

John Challen

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