Originally Posted by wmtire
I fixed your image link above.
You definitely don't want to hit an aluminum wheel with a hammer. It can crack as well as explode in your face.
I would call ahead to some tire shops that work on 18 wheelers/commercial vehicles since you have a commercial size tire (22.5).
They actually make a wheel straightener that basically is a hydraulic porta power with proper size wheel dies..that can press the wheel back. You have to do this slow and add heat to the wheel at the same time so the aluminum can bend back. Problem is, it may leave heat marks and/or take a clear coat off the wheel if applicable.
There may be other ways, but I got away from the commercial tire side years ago, and haven't kept up with it.
Thanks for fixing the image.
I have been advised to replace rather than repair in this situation. I don't want to take a chance on being wrong here. Too much at stake. As advised, I am replacing the tire as well just in case. It appears fine, but that doesn't mean that it is.