Webb Wheel Products has published a new brochure outlining the features and benefits of its Vortex lightweight cast-iron brake drum. Included is a description of the drum’s unique patent-pending design, which results in a drum that weighs approximately 12 lb less than standard heavy-duty brake drums, Webb says, without sacrificing strength and durability. Graphics show how the external fins conduct heat away from the brake surface for “superior” heat dissipation and a cooler running drum. Results from FMCSS 121 brake recovery, brake performance and brake power testing are shown as well, and Webb says they illustrate how the Vortex drum can outperform other lightweight products. The brochure can be downloaded from the company’s website.

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