Aluminum Wheels Columbus NE

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Advance Auto Parts
(402) 562-8797
2269 28TH Ave
Columbus, NE

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Performance Paint & Body Shop
(402) 563-1937
2119 13th St
Columbus, NE
Services
Auto Body

Griffiths Livestock Trailer
(402) 564-5508
4411 SE 16th Street
Columbus, NE
Services
Trailer Repair

Columbus Tire and Service Center Inc
(402) 564-6229
2910 13th Street
Columbus, NE
Services
Alignment Repair

United States Government
(402) 564-3293
2659 14th Ave
Columbus, NE
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations

O'Reilly Auto Parts
(402) 563-3245
3400 23RD St
Columbus, NE

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Precision Unibody and Auto Sales Inc
(402) 564-4111
852 33rd Avenue
Columbus, NE
Services
Alignment Repair,Truck Auto Body

Matulka Auto Sales and Collision
(402) 562-5537
W Highway 30
Columbus, NE
Services
Truck Auto Body

Pats Exhaust Shop
(402) 563-3876
2064 44th Avenue
Columbus, NE
Services
Mufflers Repair

Bolte Styskal Wireless
(402) 562-8866
3017 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
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Audio and Video Installation

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Fuel Efficiency: Aluminum wheels, wide base singles

In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWayTransport Partnership’s specifications for Class 8 combination vehicles,lighter-weight tractor and trailer components are recommended as potential fuelsaving options. Reducing 3,000 lbs. from a heavy-duty vehicle, EPA notes, couldsave between 200 and 500 gallons of fuel each year.

“Truck fuel consumption increases with the weight of thevehicle,” EPA SmartWay programliterature states. “Heavier trucks require more fuel to accelerate and to climbhills and every ten percent drop in truck weight reduces fuel use between fiveand ten percent. Using aluminum and other lightweight components whereappropriate can reduce empty weight, improve fuel efficiency, and reducegreenhouse gas emissions.”

Most truck manufacturers, EPA goes on to note, offerlightweight models that are 1,000 or more lbs. lighter than comparableversions. Lighter-weight models combine different weight-saving wheel-endoptions that may include aluminum wheels. SmartWay specs also include arecommendation for using optional low rolling resistance wide base single tiresmounted on aluminum wheels.

Wide base wheels

In turn, wheel manufacturers are offering aluminum wheels in22.5x14-in. sizes to help bring additional weight and fuel savings to fleets.Alcoa notes that some fleets have experienced savings of 3% to 7% with widebase wheel and tire combinations. Estimates from Accuride include 2.5 % fuelsavings per tractor and 5% per combination vehicle.

Wide base wheel and tire assemblies save fuel, in part,because they include only half as many flexing sidewalls as a set of duals.Tire rolling resistance, a major factor in a tire’s fuel efficiency, is theamount of drag created by tires as the vehicle runs down the highway. Part ofrolling resistance comes from the flexing and un-flexing of the tire as itrolls into and out of contact with the pavement.

Actual weight savings with wide base aluminum wheels vary bymanufacturer. Alcoa’s 14-in. wide base aluminum wheels, according to thecompany, can save 318 lbs. per axle or 1,272 lbs. per combination when used inplace of dual wheels on drive and trailer positions. The wheels, which weighonly 68 lbs. each, are load rated up to 12,800 lbs.

Accuride DupleX-One wide-base 22.5x14-in. aluminum wheels,the company notes, reduce fuel expense or increase payload capacity when usedin place of traditional dual wheel sets on tandem-axle tractors and trailers.Developed in conjunction with Michelin, the forged aluminum wheels can save 120lbs. per axle.

Lower costs

Additional benefits of wide base single tires and wheels,the manufacturers also point out, include reduced maintenance costs. Thoseexpenses are lower, they say, because there are only four wheels per tandemcompared to eight. In addition, without an inner wheel, inflation and visualinspection becomes much easier and more effective. Wide base aluminum wheel...

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