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07/10/2018
Webb Wheel Introduces Brake Drum Designed for Maximum Air Flow to Run Cooler

CULLMAN, Ala. (July 10, 2018) – The latest advanced brake drum design from Webb Wheel Products incorporates the company’s patented CRT™ (Cool Running Technology) vents that maximize airflow into the wheel end, managing heat 10 percent better than similar weight brake drums.

The Webb 56864B brake drum has been optimized to run 10 percent cooler and last 10 percent longer in standard duty 23K drive and trailer applications. With the superior heat transfer efficiency of the 56864B brake drum, maintenance costs will be reduced and brakes will perform better.

Technology added to trailers to enhance aerodynamics, such as side skirts, can also reduce crosswind and straight-line airflow below the trailer, resulting in increases in brake temperature. This added heat reduces braking performance and accelerates brake drum and lining wear. The advanced design of the Webb 56864B brake drum with CRT vents mitigates the effects on brakes from the deflected air flow around wheel-ends that may result from adding skirts or other similar bolt-on devices.

Webb brake drums are 100 percent designed, cast, and machined in the U.S.

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