Webb Wheel Introduces Brake Drum Designed for Maximum Air Flow to Run 10% Cooler

Cullman, AL (July 10, 2018) The latest advanced brake drum design from Webb Wheel Products incorporates their patented CRT™ (Cool Running Technology) vents that maximize airflow into the wheel end, managing heat 10% better than similar weight brake drums.

The Webb 56864B brake drum has been optimized by using Finite Element Analysis and real-world data to run 10% cooler and last 10% 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 is the solution to mitigating the effects on your brakes from the deflected air flow around wheel-ends that may be a result of adding skirts or other similar bolt-on devices.

Webb brake drums are 100% designed, cast, and machined in the U.S.A. They are backed by a nationwide warranty and the best product support in the industry. The Webb brand is recognized for superior quality and customer service with their products readily available throughout North America.

Webb Wheel Products, Inc., headquartered in Cullman, Alabama, manufactures hubs, brake drums and rotors for medium- and heavy- duty trucks, trailers and buses. Webb Wheel is a Marmon Highway Technologies®/Berkshire Hathaway company. Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) supports the highway transportation industry worldwide with a wide range of high-quality products and services.