centrifuge style brake drums

DuraBrake Blue™ Steel Shell Brake Drums Replacing Cast Brake Drums?

DuraBrake Blue™ Steel Shell Brake Drums Replacing Cast Brake Drums?

centrifuge style brake drums

With the onset of rotors, and the uncertainties of production of Motor Wheel’s Centrifuse drum, many predicted that the steel-shell drum would soon phase out.  Then came COVID, which caused all types of supply chain issues.  Our industry has learned to be resourceful and accommodating and be much better planners during this time.  WD’s, dealers, and end-users have…

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Industry Update (Fall 2018) – Trucking Market Continues Upwards

Industry Update (Fall 2018) – Trucking Market Continues Upwards

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Reports heralded the positive economic indicators for September 2018, but trade war, tariffs and rising prices are significant concerns. A closely watched survey on U.S. consumer sentiment hit a high range in September achieved only two other times since 2004. A recent study indicated that the rate of manufacturing growth in the U.S. slowed last…

light weight brake drum

Steel Shell (Composite) Brake Drum: Breakthrough in Pricing

Steel Shell (Composite) Brake Drum: Breakthrough in Pricing

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Meritor X30 and Stemco’s CentriFuse brake drums for long have successfully dominated the centrifugally cast brake surface inside a steel shell. It has been a patented technology which blocked new entrants. Now that the relevant patent(s) have expired there is a rush to produce these drums. DuraBrake has recently introduced a new lightweight steel shell…

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