Patented Webb Vortex® Severe Duty refuse brake drums run 22% cooler than standard drums. Cooler temperatures mean better braking performance and longer service life for ALL of your wheel-end components. The tougher the application, the more the savings. Real-world tests have shown an average of 35% longer life. Test results have shown at least 20% to more than 90% longer life depending on the particular application.* Webb Vortex® can save $thousands per truck over the life of the vehicle.** Multiply the potential savings for every truck in your fleet, and you'll see why refuse fleets are switching to Vortex. Check out this calculator and see what the potential savings is for your fleet.
Cost of current drum:
Cost of Webb Severe Duty Vortex® refuse brake drum:
Cost of wheel kit:
Number of drums required per brake job:
Labor hours per brake job:
Labor rate:
Number of vehicles in fleet:
Number of brake jobs per year with competitor drum:
Percentage reduction in the number of brake jobs required with Vortex®:
(Real-world tests show brakes last 35% longer with Webb Vortex® however results vary from at least 20% up to 90% depending on the particular application. The tougher the application, the more the savings!)
Estimated number of brake jobs per year with Vortex®
(Based on percent savings from above):
 
Total vehicle brake job cost per year with competitor
brake drums including wheel kit costs and labor:
Total vehicle brake job cost per year with Vortex®
brake drums including wheel kit costs and labor:
Savings per year per vehicle:
Savings per year for fleet:

*Based on actual field test results and customer feedback. Actual results may vary depending on application.
**Based on longer life experienced in actual field tests. Actual results may vary depending on application.

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