Alcoa® Wheels announces new 39LB aluminum wheel now available at truck OEMs

Latest design, engineering and manufacturing advancements set new wheel standard and reduce hub-to-wheel contact

Atlanta, Georgia, February 24, 2020 – Alcoa® Wheels, the global leader and inventor of the forged aluminum wheel, is bringing next level innovation to the commercial transportation industry with the introduction of its recent cutting-edge lineup.

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Unveiled at the 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, Alcoa Wheels expands the world’s lightest truck wheel portfolio with the next generation Alcoa Ultra ONE® 22.5” x 8.25” wheel, which is setting a new industry standard as Alcoa Wheels’ lightest heavy-duty truck wheel. Now at 39 pounds, this offers many benefits including:

  • Lightest Alcoa® aluminum truck wheel available on the market
  • Available at all major truck OEMs
  • Improved functionality
    • Maintains a classic look with 34% larger handholes versus competition for ease of valve stem access
    • New patent-pending Alcoa Wheels Hub Bore Technology
  • Most advanced and highest quality wheel finishes

The 39-pound Alcoa Ultra ONE® wheel is the latest in a line of revolutionary Alcoa Wheels products to make history as the lightest on the market. It is offered with Alcoa Wheels’ upgraded finishes, High Polish and Mirror Polish:

  • High Polish is the go-to polish for your hardworking truck with its reflective finish and high gloss levels giving the wheel an appearance that redefines the standard in wheel finishes for all forged aluminum wheels.
  • Mirror Polish defines the ultimate in quality and performance resulting in the premium wheel finish on the market. With the highest level of gloss and reflectivity of any wheel on the market, every truck will be show truck ready.

The 39-pound, Alcoa Ultra ONE® 22.5” 8.25” wheel, is also available with Alcoa’s Dura-Bright® and Dura-Black® surface treatments.

Proprietary technology from Alcoa Wheels experts bring groundbreaking advancements to the industry and along with the 39-pound Alcoa Ultra ONE® wheel, the company is introducing another wheel innovation–Alcoa Wheels Hub Bore Technology. The new Hub Bore Technology reduces the hub-to-wheel contact area by up to 64% versus other aluminum wheels on the market, leaving less surface area for corrosion to form. Less corrosion means:

  • Faster, easier and safer wheel removal encouraging time savings and enhanced technician work environments
  • Increased productivity and overall job efficiency
  • Lowered total cost of ownership

Competitive wheels without Alcoa Wheels Hub Bore Technology have almost 100% hub-to-wheel contact which, over time, increases corrosion and creates more time consuming and difficult wheel removal.

“As the leaders in aluminum wheel technology, we are proud to present two more advancements that benefit our customers’ bottom line,” said Merrick Murphy, president, Howmet Wheel Systems. “Innovations like the new Alcoa Wheels Hub Bore Technology allow us to continue designing and manufacturing the foremost in transportation solutions like the 39-pound Alcoa Ultra ONE® 22.5” x 8.25” wheel and setting new industry standards.” 

With the world’s lightest aluminum truck wheel portfolio, Alcoa Wheels continues to design, engineer and manufacture to set and exceed standards for:

  • Weight reduction while maintaining or improving strength
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Advanced finish options
  • Industry-leading surface treatments
  • Accessibility and appearance
  •  Excellent field service

The 39-pound, Alcoa Ultra ONE® 22.5” 8.25” wheel, can be located using part number ULT39. Data codes may be referenced using the Alcoa Wheels SpecFinder™ here.

To learn more about the new 39-pound Alcoa Ultra ONE 22.5’’ x 8.25’’ wheel and Alcoa Wheels Hub Bore Technology, visit

About Howmet Wheel Systems

Howmet Wheel Systems, a business unit of Howmet, serves the commercial vehicle market with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminum wheels, premium products such as Ultra ONE® Wheels with MagnaForce® alloy, Dura-Black™, Dura-Bright®, Dura-Flange®, LvL ONE® technology, and M-Series® medium duty truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components for these markets. For more information: and follow @AlcoaWheels on LinkedInInstagramFacebook and YouTube.

About Howmet

Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies enable lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft to operate with a lower carbon footprint.