Advantages of Webb Vortex drum explained on updated website

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Webb Wheel Products says it has updated its website to include test and other data demonstrating the advantages of the Webb Vortex drum. The Webb Vortex drum was designed to meet the demand for a lighter-weight grey-iron drum with better performance features and a lower cost than current lightweight drums available for heavy trucks and trailers.

According to the company, advantages of the Webb Vortex drum — which can be viewed at — include:

  • Thermal advantage: The Webb Vortex drum runs cooler and dissipates heat faster than steel-shelled lightweight brake drums;
  • Weight advantage: 12 pounds per wheel-end advantage over standard grey-iron drums;
  • Performance advantage: Vortex drums run cooler and exceed all FMVS121 requirements for brake torque, brake power and brake recovery. Every drum is precision-balanced and rated at 23,000 GVW; and
  • Maintenance advantage: Because Vortex runs cooler, brakes are more effective and last longer, resulting in more uptime and less maintenance costs.
  • Webb brake drums — as well as disc brake rotors, hubs and spoke wheels — are available at heavy-duty distributors and dealers throughout the United States and Canada. Webb Wheel Products Inc., headquartered in Cullman, Ala., is a Marmon Highway Technologies company that manufactures hubs, brake drums and rotors for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and buses. MHT serves original equipment manufacturers, highway transportation companies and the automotive aftermarket with a comprehensive line of products.