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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Trailer hub redesigned Webb Wheel OEM


Webb Wheel OEM has redesigned its 25,000-pound axle-rated TN trailer hub to make it weigh 3½ pounds less and to help simplify brake drum installation. A scalloped flange help reduce the overall weight, and by incorporating 10 total drum pilots (five combination wheel/drum pilots, five individual drum pilots) that are aligned radially with the studs, the redesign helps reduce the probability of nonconcentric mounting by reducing the frictional forces between the hub and drum during the assembly process. In addition, the oil plug pad has been relocated and angled, helping to increase accessibility of the plug after wheel installation.