Add shine, reduce weight with xlite

Jan 06 | 2014

Don-Bur, designer and manufacturer of commercial vehicle trailer bodies, is offering xlite super single forged aluminium wheels as an option on its vehicles. The wheel, which has a reduced weight and increased load index, has been fitted for several clients on the company's innovative, aerodynamic Teardrop™ trailer range.

Mark Oxer, Purchasing Manager for Don-Bur, said: "The decision to order forged aluminium wheels is customer driven and usually due to weight constraints. xlite is a particular favourite based on both performance and cost. Of course the ultimate advantages of operating with lighter, stronger wheels can include extra payloads, reduced fuel usage and decreased CO² emissions, depending upon what is being transported. The new super single is a very good product and we are happy to offer it to our customers, who will keep requesting it for many years to come."

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD), exclusive distributors of xlite wheels, says the new super single forged aluminium products are among the lightest on market, with a change in profile by manufacturer Wheels India enabling the load index to be increased to 5,000kg from 4,500kg.  xlite wheels are forged from a single aluminium billet using a computerised numeric control machine to produce a higher degree of production accuracy.

They are available in 17.5,19.5 and 22.5 inch sizes.

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