Webb Severe Duty says it has released a lineup of Vortex brake drums for applications that are subjected to a higher frequency of braking stops compared to standard commercial vehicles.
The company says its Vortex severe-duty drum designs dissipate brake heat and lower the average brake operating temperature versus the performance of standard brake drums, lowering lifecycle costs for these types of operations, the company says.
Refuse and similar fleets have significantly more punishing duty cycles than over-the-road operations for which most standard brake drums are designed. They carry heavy loads and make repeated stops throughout their daily operation with brakes commonly the third highest cost for them after fuel and tires.
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