Webb drum running cooler

John G Smith

Webb’s latest brake drum has incorporated the company’s Cool Running Technology that maximizes airflow into the wheel end, better managing heat in the process.

Officially known as the 56864B brake drum, it runs 10% cooler and lasts 10% longer in standard-duty 23K drive and trailer applications, the company says.

The change becomes particularly important in an era of aerodynamic devices, such as side skirts, that can reduce crosswinds and the straight-line airflow below the trailer, leading to higher brake temperatures. And that can reduce brake performance while also accelerating drum and lining wear.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Canadian Shipper, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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