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Pete offers lightweight drums

DENTON, Tex. -- Meritor SteelLite X30 brake drums are now available for all Peterbilt models, helping customers spe...


DENTON, Tex. — Meritor SteelLite X30 brake drums are now available for all Peterbilt models, helping customers spec lighter-weight vehicles with fewer maintenance requirements.

The SteelLite X30 brake drums feature a one-piece steel shell that is stronger and lighter than standard full-cast brake drums, and has no weld seam for added durability and ready-to-mount convenience, according to the manufacturer.

Additionally, the drum’s cast-iron braking surface resists hot-spotting and heat checking, helping the brake lining seat more quickly, reducing the number of high-stress cycles during the drum’s break-in period.

“By helping reduce vehicle weight versus standard brake drums by up to 15lb on the steer axle and 70lb per rear axle, the SteelLite X30 brake drums are ideal for customers engaged in weight-sensitive applications, including general freight, heavy-haul, tanker and bulk,” says Dan Sobic, Peterbilt assistant general manager.

“Customers will also benefit from a lifetime replacement warranty and the X30’s naturally balanced design that requires no balance weights and reduces vibration for longer life and reduced maintenance requirements.”

The SteelLite X30 brake drums are available for Peterbilt Models 387, 385, 379, 378, 362, 357, 330 and 320.


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