Accuride designs lightweight brake drum

Updated Jul 15, 2013

Accuride Gunite Silver Lightweight Brake DrumAccuride’s 4000X Gunite Silver Lightweight Brake Drum uses engineered design enhancements and advanced metallurgy to provide an alternative to lightweight steel-shell drums while improving durability and performance at the reduced weight.

The high-strength full-cast drum uses a high-strength gray iron featuring improved mechanical and structural material characteristics and weighs 99½ pounds, providing a 12½-pound weight savings over a standard full-cast drum. Consistent section thickness helps facilitate uniform heat transfer performance.

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