Cullman, AL (November 11, 2013) Webb Severe Duty has released a lineup of Webb Vortex™ brake drums for applications such as refuse trucks that are subjected to a higher frequency of braking stops compared to standard commercial vehicles. The Webb 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. Refuse and similar fleets have significantly more punishing duty cycles than OTR 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. Webb Severe Duty recognized the need for a premium brake drum solution optimized for these applications with a focus on heat management. Lower operating temperatures extend brake drum and friction life and may improve tire costs because excessive heat can negatively impact tire life. The new Webb Vortex™ severe duty drums were designed for and tested in the refuse industry to maximize the benefits for trucks operating in these environments. Six new drums are available for 16.5x5”, 16.5x6”, 16.5x7”, 16.5x8” and 16.5x8.62” brake sizes to fit multiple applications. Please contact Amanda Livingston at 256-735-2274 or by email [email protected] for more information. About Webb Wheel Products, Inc. Webb Wheel Products, Inc., headquartered in Cullman, Alabama, manufactures hubs, brake drums and rotors for medium- and heavy- duty trucks, trailers and buses. Webb Severe Duty focuses on premium products for the transit, refuse, and motor coach markets. 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. To access an image of new Webb Vortex™ severe duty brake drum, paste into your browser ck-marketing-communications.com/WebbVortex™Severe Duty.jpg If you have any difficulty accessing the image please send an email to [email protected]ons.com and we will send a file directly to you.