Michigan Wheel Corp.    



1501 Buchanan Ave. SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49507-1612

United States

(616) 452-6941

(616) 247-0227

Company description

Manufacturing: Bronze, metal and aluminum foundries and marine propulsion systems.

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Study Hulls: Research Vessels Haul Marine Scientists and Students to Fields of Knowledge
Workboat; January 1, 2018; 700+ words
...John Deere 6135 SFM85 diesel engines, producing 500 hp at 1,900 rpm each. The engines tum 34'x32' 5-bladed nibral Michigan Wheel props through Twin Disc MGX-5126 marine gears with 2.04: 1 reduction ratios. The propulsion package gives the new...
NYC Ferry: New York's Ambitious Public Ferry Project
Workboat; January 1, 2018; 700+ words
...2) Baudouin 6M26.3, 815 hp at 2,100 rpm (River class) Propeller: (2) Michigan Wheel 42" -dia. nibral (Rockaway class); Michigan Wheel 38"-dia. nibral (River class). Marine Gear: (2) ZF 2050, 2.519:1 Speed...
Argo, Carina, Cetus, and Hydrus: A Quartet of New Ferries to Serve San Francisco Bay
Workboat; January 1, 2018; 700+ words
...producing 1,950 hp @ 1,800 rpm. The engines tum two Michigan Wheel, 50"x54", 5-bladed propellers through ZF 7600 gears...12V4000M64, 1,950 hp @ 1,800 rpm Propeller: (2) Michigan Wheel, 50"x54", 5-bladed Marine Gear: (2) ZF 7600...
Metal Shark Delivers Two Water Taxis to D.C
Workboat; December 1, 2017; 564 words
...Main propulsion comes from twin Scania DI13 081M engines delivering 500 hp at 1,800 rpm each. The mains connect to Michigan Wheel 31.5" x 33.5" nibral, 5-bladed wheels through Twin Disc MGXZ-5114 marine gears with 1.74:1 reduction ratios...
Louisiana-Based Shipbuilder to Deliver Five Passenger Vehicles to NYC Ferry
Sea Technology; November 1, 2017; 277 words
...operate at 24 kt. The Subchapter K, "Rockaway Class" vessels are powered by 12-cylinder, 1,400-hp Baudouin 12M26.3 diesel engines, coupled to ZF Marine ZF3050 gearboxes, turning custom five-blade Michigan Wheel propellers.
Boatbuilding Bitts
Workboat; November 1, 2017; 700+ words
...cylinder, 1,400-hp Baudouin 12M26.3 diesel engines, coupled to ZF Marine ZF3050 gearboxes and turning custom 5-bladed Michigan Wheel propellers. The larger Rockaway-class vessels will boast an operating speed of 24 knots. The Army has awarded Vigor...
NewYork Ferry Construction Progressing Down South
Workboat; January 1, 2017; 700+ words
...Baudouin 12M26.3 diesels, producing 1,380 hp at 2,100 rpm each.) The mains will connect to 5-bladed, NiBrAl, 38" Michigan Wheel propellers through ZF 2050 marine gears with 2.519:1 reduction ratios. (The Rockaway wheels will measure 42...
2016 Boatbuilding Review: A Review of the Boats Featured in Workboat from December 2015 to November 2016
Workboat; December 1, 2016; 700+ words
...Propulsion for the new tugs come from a pair of Caterpillar C18 engines each producing 470 hp at 1,800 rpm. The Cats turn Michigan Wheel 46"x28" 4-bladed Nibral propellers through Twin Disc MGX5135SC gears. Steered by Jastram controls, the tugs have...

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Industry information

NAICS codes 
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Primary: 331524 - Aluminum Foundries (except Die-Casting)

331525 - Copper Foundries (except Die-Casting)


SIC codes 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes classify establishments by their primary type of activity. SIC codes are a U.S. Census Bureau system but can apply to international companies.  

Primary: 3365 - Aluminum Foundries industry report

3366 - Copper Foundries industry report