Webb rolls out Vortex lightweight gray iron drum

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The Aftermarket Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products says its high-performing Webb Vortex brake drum for aftermarket replacement needs, produced from standard gray iron metallurgy, is an alternative replacement drum for more expensive steel-shelled or other lightweight drums used in rear and trailer applications. The brake drum measures 16-by-7-inches and weigh 100 pounds.

Webb says the Vortex design profile, with reinforcing center band and ribs, results in a conventional gray iron brake drum that weighs less, but does not compromise the structural integrity, reliability and braking capabilities expected in heavier drums. According to the company, the advanced technology contour adds 15 percent to the surface area and conducts heat away from the brake surface for superior heat dissipation and maximum lining life, resulting in a drum that runs cooler, is structurally strong and has exceptional stopping performance.

For more information, go to www.webbwheel.com.