Why Alcoa® Wheels?

Weight Saving

Alcoa® wheels are up to 51% lighter than steel wheels*, allowing you:

  • Increase Payload for each journey
  • Reduce Operating Costs
  • Boost profitability

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*Depending on wheel sizes


Tests have proven that Alcoa® wheels are up to 5 times stronger than their steel equivalent. To show this, wheels are placed in a press until the wheel deforms by 5cm, results from this are that Alcoa®wheels can withstand a load of 71,200kg before it deforms and a steel wheel is deformed by 5cm at only 13,700kg!!

Impact Tests

The Japanese JWL tests simulate a vehicle hitting a curb at a speed of 50 km/h, the test involves a 910kg weight is dropped onto the assembly. The results are that:

  • ​Steel wheels have excessive deformation and air loss
  • Cast aluminium wheels break
  • Alcoa® wheels pass successfully!!

All of this results in less downtime for fleets and more time on the road! All Alcoa® wheels come with 5 years unlimited mileage warranty and typically last 20 years or more in service.


Alcoa® wheels stand out from others due to their superior and timeless design.

The Dura-Bright® patented treatment keeps Dura-Bright® wheels bright and shiny without polishing. The treatment penetrates the the aluminium making it an integral part to the wheel. This means it does not chip, crack or peel away link other conventional coatings.

Wheel Styles include:



Ultra ONE®

Ultra ONE® are Alcoa® Wheels lightest and strongest wheels.
They are made of the proprietary MagnaForce® alloy technology.
This alloy is 17 percent stronger than the currently existing industry standard, allowing to create lighter wheels without compromising on their strength.

Ultra ONE® Alcoa® Wheels are available in the following finishes:-

  • Brushed
  • LvL ONE®
  • Dura-Bright® EVO
  • Dura-Flange®
  • Dura-Bright®/Dura-Flange®


Specialised Applications


  • Disc brake protection and increased wheel load
  • Designed without ventilation holes to protect the disc brakes from sand and gravel.
  • Mainly used on construction vehicles with disc brakes.
  • Available in wheel sizes: 22.5”x9.00 ” (4335 kg max. load) and 22.5”x11.75”, offset 120 mm


Dura-Flange® Alcoa® Wheels have a proprietary treatment that provides a protective shield to reduce rim flange wear, giving them up to double the lifetime compared to other aluminium wheels under the same conditions.

Road tested

  • Dura-Flange® Alcoa® Wheels show no signs of rim flange wear after 386.000 km.

Dura-Flange® wheels are the most appropriate for transport where loads are heavy and prone to shifting, causing the tyre bead to rub against the wheel flange, such as:

  • Transport under extreme conditions, e.g. mining
  • Heavy hauling, e.g. logging
  • Tankers operating off road (e.g. local milk collection, fuel distribution)
  • City bus


Efficiency and Fuel Reduction

Alcoa®wheels have a significant effect on the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles:

  • Replacing 12 steel wheels with aluminium cuts 13.3 metric tons of CO₂ emissions over the lifetime of the wheels.
  • Save up to 1.29% fuel* - see here for further details
  • Aluminium is 100% recyclable.
  • Aluminium is 3 times more conductive than steel and dissipates heat better, resulting in :
    Less tyre wear
    - Increased life duration of brakes and suspension