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Kenworth Truck Co. announced the availability of the new Alcoa Dura-Black wheels with alternative styling for its heavy- and medium-duty conventional truck models.
According to Alcoa, its Dura-Black wheels provide 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.
Both sides of the wheels are treated for flexibility of mounting in steer or drive position. The two-tone rim flange and mounting surface provide a premium appearance and enhanced protection during mounting and while in use.
Beyond the surface, each wheel rim flange and mounting surface appears bright, in contrast to the wheel’s matte black face. The wheels also feature a color-matched valve stem and Alcoa one-piece hub cover system, and a precision laser-etched logo.
Alcoa Dura-Black wheels are available in sizes 22.5 inches × 8.25, 9 and 12.25 inches and 24.5 × 8.25 inches.
Kirkland, Wash.-based Kenworth is a brand of Paccar Inc. — Transport Topics