Taskmaster Components Introduces Vesper by Maxion Wheels
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas - 12 months ago, Taskmaster Components began working with the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, Maxion Wheels, to develop a high-quality steel wheel lineup. This steel wheel series, Vesper, is now in stock and ready to ship. With recent trade rulings and the ongoing global pandemic causing steel wheel shortages, this new line is set to fill a large void in the North American market.
Taskmaster Components envisioned a steel wheel with tangible improvements over standard steel
trailer wheels and the Engineering team at Maxion Wheels made this vision a reality.
“The steel wheel market has become commodified to the point that product quality is often secondary to price,” said Tom Walker, CEO Emeritus. “We are proud to introduce the Vesper, which is priced competitively and cuts no corners in terms of quality.”
In the past, when a new product line was introduced, the executive team at Taskmaster Components would travel to the factory to watch the first product roll off of the assembly line. With the pandemic a visit wasn’t possible, instead, Maxion Wheels sent two of its team leaders from Brazil and Detroit to inspect the first containers that arrived at Taskmaster Components’ Iowa warehouse in July.
“It is amazing to partner with a company that is as excited to introduce a new product as we are. The Maxion Wheels team being here in person to see the culmination of a lot of hard work meant a great deal to us,” says Kelly Still, VP of Operations at Taskmaster Components.
The Vesper lineup is constructed entirely of high-grade steel usually reserved for just the discs in
other wheels; higher steel quality equates to longer wheel life. Advanced engineering optimization removed an estimated 5-10% of weight, resulting in improved fuel economy.
The entire wheel lineup also receives automotive-grade rim edge conditioning, which lessens tire damage during mounting and eliminates stress cracks around the rim. The Vesper series is finished in a high-quality coating that exceeds 1,000 hours in the salt spray chamber.
The Vesper lineup includes 15" and 16" spoke and modular designs, 16" dual, and 22.5" HD, with the option of black, silver or white high-quality finishes.
About Taskmaster Components
Taskmaster Components' primary market is tires, wheels and tire and wheel assemblies for utility trailers, recreation vehicles, livestock trailers, over-the-road dry van trailers, and mobile homes. With company-owned warehouses in Texas, Missouri, Iowa and Georgia and cross docks in California and Indiana, Taskmaster Components is committed to exceeding service and supply chain expectations in the OEM towable industry worldwide.
For more information, please call 800-289-8667 or visit www.taskmasterproducts.com.