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Accuride Offering ProFinish Steel Wheel Refinishing

Accuride Corp. has introduced a steel wheel refinishing service for the North American commercial vehicle aftermarket—ProFinish.

Video Maintenance Minute: Tires and Bushings

It’s important to service bushings properly. If the bushing is installed incorrectly, it can lead to vibration issues and failing parts.

Carlstar Launches New Website for Black Rock Wheel Brand

The Carlstar Group has created a new website for its Black Rock styled wheels brand.

One-Piece Aluminum Wheel

Forgeline Motorsports has added the CV1 to its line-up of one-piece forged aluminum wheels.

Accuride Launches Video Series

Accuride Corp. has launched a new series of how-to videos to help fleet maintenance technicians properly install and service Accuride products. The three new videos use animation, technical diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to walk the viewer through correct procedures for installing and maintaining these products, Accuride said. The “Accuride Wheel Service Video” covers single-piece rims

Wheel Manufacturer Expanding Operations in Kansas City

Wheel manufacturer Weld is expanding its operations at its Kansas City, Mo., headquarters to include new wheel manufacturing. The company recently expanded manufacturing operations to include HiPer Technology, a manufacturer of high performance “super structural” carbon fiber wheels for all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles. Weld acquired the company last year and moved its operations to Kansas

Maintaining Wheels, Drums Requires Focus

Every fleet manager is interested in minimizing his fleet’s operating costs. But some fail to understand the importance of gaining every bit of service life out of equipment that’s economically possible? That’s true, of course, for trucks, tractors and trailers, but it’s also true for the parts that make up a fleet’s rolling assets. Some

Blackburn OEM Expands, Relocates HQ

Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions is continuing its expansion with an additional facility in Macedonia, Ohio. The company has relocated its corporate office to the new facility, and the new facility will accommodate the company’s growth with additional office space, warehouse space, and shipping and receiving docks. “Purchasing this facility enables us to meet the needs of

Tires, Wheels Stolen from Texas Dealership

More than $300,000 worth of tires and wheels were stolen from a car dealership in Leon Valley, Texas. Roughly 45 sets of tires and wheels were removed from pick-up trucks and six Camaros at the Ancira-Winton Chevrolet just before midnight on Sunday. All the vehicles were left sitting on blocks of wood, and a few

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Ken-Tool Releases Dual Wheel Separation Bag

Ken-Tool has unveiled a tool to help remove wheels/tires from truck and trailer axles—the Ken-Tool 34555 Shark Fin Dual Wheel Separation Bag. The Shark Fin is an extreme-duty, rubber coated, Kevlar bag which uses air pressure to create 5000 lbs. of force to separate and remove stuck/corroded dual wheels off the axle studs and hubs.

Accuride Launches New Aluminum Wheels

Accuride Corp. introduced its new Accu-Flange aluminum wheels to reduce rim flange wear, the company said. Accu-Flange aluminum wheels feature a specially-treated rim designed that reduces the rim flange wear seen in heavy-haul, shifting-load and frequent stop-start applications, said the company. The treatment bonds to the aluminum substrate forming a barrier that reduces abrasion between