Savannah, GA,
07
June
2012
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06:25 PM
America/New_York

Webb Wheel Aluminum Hubs

Summary


Designed to weigh less, providing for added payload capacity and improved fuel efficiency, Webb Wheel Products aluminum trailer disc wheel hubs are available on most popular trailer axles specified on Great Dane trailers.

Designed to weigh less, providing for added payload capacity and improved fuel efficiency, Webb Wheel Products aluminum trailer disc wheel hubs are available on most popular trailer axles specified on Great Dane trailers.

Rated for 25,000 lbs GVW, according to the company, the aluminum hubs weigh from one to three lbs less than competitive products. Part number 4023 for "TN" axles weighs in at just 31 lbs complete with studs and bearing cups. Webb's "TP" axle aluminum hub, part number 4343, weighs 33 lbs.

Webb aluminum hubs, the manufacturer points out, are very robust, helping fleets reduce maintenance costs for the wheel end components. Results of both SAE J1095 and Webb performance testing at a 25,000-lb axle rating indicated exceptional durability characteristics for both aluminum hub models.

Webb aluminum hubs are also available in combination with lightweight Webb Vortex Brake drums. Specifying Webb aluminum hubs and Vortex gray iron drums, the company notes, can save fleets 28 lbs per axle end, or 112 lbs per trailer compared to standard hub and drum configurations. Webb offers hub assemblies for use with all common drum brake sizes, with or without ABS. Included are hub piloted 10- and 8-hole products and stud piloted versions for 10- and 6-hole applications.

To support Great Dane fleet customers, Webb Wheel Products provides an online Training Toolbox featuring videos and documents for training technicians and for developing maintenance practices. Covered are proper procedures for maintaining wheel-end components and details on problems that can be caused by improper procedures.