Alcoa Aero Steer Covers on ULT36 WheelsView Full Report
MVT Solutions CertifiedTM testing found Alcoa Aero Steer Covers on Alcoa ULT36 Aluminum wheels saved 0.35 gal/1000 miles (0.31%) in fuel on the steer wheels. The Aero Steer Covers on ULT36 wheels were compared to standard Alcoa steer wheels, identified as 102620 and part number 882677 (ULT39). The same tires were used for test and comparison runs to avoid any influence of the tires on fuel economy. Two tests were conducted to mitigated the effect of changing the tires between the wheel types. The results of the two tests were 0.24 gal/1000 miles and 0.46 gal/1000 miles, which averaged to 0.35 gal/1000 miles as listed above. Conducting two tests also further proved the savings of the Alcoa Steer Covers.
Testing was conducted on a 2019 International LT 625 Sleeper Cab at 65 mph and 45,000 lbs GVW.
Results for Any Carrier
Carriers can trust the test results are reliable for other tractor-trailer configurations, they are not specific to the test equipment. Vehicles were equipped to represent an industry standard. If results are found to be equipment-specific, MVTS will do its best to explain these circumstances for fleets.
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MVT Solutions fuel economy testing is independent, 3rd party testing. We do not receive any payment from the sale of the products tested. To learn more about the test, view the report above or contact us at MVT Solutions.