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Aluminum Trailer Rims

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Ray & Karen, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Ray & Karen

    Ray & Karen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    I am thinking about putting aluminum rims on all four wheels of my 16' open trailer. I know the rims would be sufficient to hold the weight of my mowing equipment, but would they be sufficient enough to hold the weight of a load of mulch, or debris from a clean up job?

    Thanks

    Ray
     
  2. l1011100

    l1011100 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Get them anyway, they would look cool
     
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    I'd stay away from cast aluminum and go with the forged type - much stronger.
     
  4. Paul Corsetti

    Paul Corsetti LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    get alcoa wheels they are turned from one solid chunk not molded they use them on 18wheelers if that tells you how strong they are,and they come in trailer sizes(also on my f350 16 inch)
     
  5. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I put them on my Well cargo (7'x14") enclosed, and they look great. They are made for a trailer. I have carried about 7500# trailer and mulch ,combined weight, with no problem.
    I would be more concerned about the type and quality of tire not the wheel.:cool:
     
  6. Ray & Karen

    Ray & Karen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Tomt,

    I haven't been very lucky locating these rims, do you have any suggestions. I am in the Atlanta area.
     
  7. Ray & Karen

    Ray & Karen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Alcoa doesn't make wheels for trailers yet. I went through trailer port, one of the above sponsers that linked me to Southwest Wheel. The guy there called Alcoa and they just don't make them.
     
  8. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    The ones I purchased are 15"x6" and are a star design. I have received numerous compliments on them.
    I purchased them locally from a trailer builder that is a friend of mine.
    I will find out where you may get them in your area and who the manufacture is.:cool:
     
  9. andygks

    andygks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

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