The Aftermarket Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products is introducing a new brake drum selection program, Right for You, that offers end users the best value proposition for their fleet when purchasing replacement drums.
A brake drum may be the proper size to fit the wheel end but dependent upon the vehicle's application, other product characteristics are important to ensure optimum performance and operating costs.
Proper Brake Drum Selection, a video available at www.webbwheel.com, explains how braking events affect a brake drum depending on vehicle speed, total weight, and rate of brake deceleration. It gives enough information to determine the best brake drum for an operation. A test can be taken after viewing the video to certify that the material has been understood and that future drum selections will be correct.
For the 16.5" × 7" brake size with 8.78" pilot rated to 23,000 lbs GAWR, Webb offers these choices in brake drums, all US-manufactured from high-strength gray iron:
Webb Value Brake Drum — Best used for standard-duty, over the road, drive and trailer applications
Webb Standard Brake Drum — More robust than the Value Drum, best used for standard, vocational or heavy-duty drive and trailer applications
Webb High Performance Brake Drum — Vented with external ribs for heat transfer and cooler operating temperatures, best used for longer life in standard or vocational applications.
Webb Vortex Unlimited Brake Drum — Patented design delivers superior heat transfer for 10% cooler temperatures, up to 25% longer life, and lower maintenance costs. Patent-pending wear indicator takes the guesswork out of repairs. Best used when superior technology is warranted for standard to heavy-duty drive and trailer applications where the user seeks longer maintenance intervals and premium performance.
Access www.webbwheel.com for complete details.