Road Choice® Steel Wheels: Budget-Friendly and Built Strong
Your average steel wheel weighs between 77 and 100 pounds, and is strong enough to take on any job. In fact, it’s recommended that trucks in severe applications such as logging, mining or tanker operations go the steel wheel route to combat load-related issues such as rim flange wear.This sharp, pitted wear on the flange is caused by abrasion from the tire chafer and sidewall when your truck’s rims are too narrow for its tires or its wheels are weighed down by an oversized, frequently shifting load. When a tire is demounted from a wheel with rim flange wear, the sharp edges of the flange can slice slivers of rubber out of the bead of the tire, potentially leading to sidewall separations and other dangerous conditions. At the very least, you could be looking at some serious downtime, potential Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) violations and costly repairs.
Steel wheels are also about three to four times cheaper than aluminum – something to consider when you don’t want to bust your bottom line. Road Choice offers a great selection of quality steel wheels available at a Road Choice retailer near you.