Brake Drum suits drive and trailer axle applications.

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BTS self-cleaning drum is available in 16½ x 7, 16½ x 8, and 16½ x 8.62 drum sizes for rear drive and trailer axle applications. Drum reduces heat and debris accumulation that negatively affects brakes on heavy-duty vehicles. In addition to cooling process, ribbed exterior of drum provides greater surface area for heat dissipation and vents that allow removal of debris, heat, and dust. It also reduces noise levels from brakes.

Original Press Release:

Webb Wheel BTS Drum Available For Drive And Trailer Axle Applications

Cullman, AL (December 8, 2004) The BTS self-cleaning drum from Webb Wheel Products is now available in 16 1/2" x 7", 16 1/2" x 8" and 16 1/2" x 8.62" drum sizes for rear drive and trailer axle applications.

Webb's BTS drum effectively reduces heat and debris accumulation that negatively affects the brakes on heavy-duty vehicles. This is especially important in extreme conditions and the company is conducting field testing in severe environments to support their developmental objectives for the product. The BTS drum was developed by the company, in part, to answer TMC's Tomorrow's Truck Program task force recommendation for a self-cleaning drum.

The Webb BTS drum optimizes performance of Lynnfin Brake Turbines for a cleaner system to improve brake life and performance. Heat and debris ruin brakes. Brake Turbines remove both from brakes by forcing air between the drum and friction material. In addition to the cooling process of the Brake Turbines, the ribbed exterior of the drum provides more surface area to improve heat dissipation and the specially engineered vents allow for the removal of debris, heat and dust. Reduction in noise levels from brakes is an added benefit for the fleets that use this product.

For more information about the BTS drum, contact your Webb authorized dealer or call the company at 1-800-633-3256. For more information about Webb Wheel Products, Inc. visit:

Webb Wheel Products, Inc., headquartered in Cullman, Alabama, is a Marmon Highway Technologies company that manufactures hubs, brake drums, rotors and spoke wheels for medium and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and buses. Webb Wheel Products has attained the ISO-TS-16949 quality system certification, one of the first component suppliers to reach this milestone. Marmon Highway Technologies companies are members of The Marmon Group, an association of more than 100 companies that operate independently within diverse business sectors. Member companies have collective revenues of more than $5 billion.

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