Taskmaster Components Introduces Vesper by Maxion Wheels
Mount Pleasant, TEXAS, August 10, 2020 – 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,” says 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 Taskmaster Components introduced a new product line, their executive team would travel to the factory to watch the first product roll off of the assembly line, but with the pandemic that wasn’t possible this time. In place of a factory visit, Maxion Wheels sent two of their team leaders from Brazil and Detroit to inspect the first containers that arrived at Taskmaster’s Iowa warehouse July 16th-20th. “It is amazing to partner with a company that is as excited to introduce a new product as we are. Their 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.
The Vesper lineup is constructed entirely of a 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 1000 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. Taskmaster Components has 15" offerings available today, with additional SKU’s being added every ten days for the rest of the year. For more information on the Vesper series or any additional Taskmaster Components’ products, call (800) 289-8667.