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Gunite Introduces Silver Lightweight Brake Drum

According to Accuride, the new Silver Lightweight Brake Drum (designated 4000X) provides commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers and fleets with an affordable high-strength, lightweight full-cast brake drum as an alternative to lightweight steel-shell drums, while improving durability and performance at the reduced weight. The brake drums are 100-percent made in the U.S., cast and machined at Gunite's Rockford, Ill., facility.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corp. has announced the introduction of the Gunite Silver Lightweight Brake Drum from its Accuride Wheel End Solutions brand.
 
According to Accuride, the new Silver Lightweight Brake Drum (designated 4000X) provides commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers and fleets with an affordable high-strength, lightweight full-cast brake drum as an alternative to lightweight steel-shell drums, while improving durability and performance at the reduced weight. The brake drums are 100-percent made in the U.S., cast and machined at Gunite’s Rockford, Ill., facility.
 
With the launch of its Silver Lightweight Brake Drum, Accuride says the Gunite brand has addressed the market niche between its 9006X GOLD lightweight premium drum and the 3600A X full-cast standard drum. It utilizes engineered design enhancements and advanced metallurgy to affordably achieve a 12.5-lb. weight savings over standard full-cast drums. To do this without compromising performance, Gunite’s engineers have utilized a high-strength gray iron featuring improved mechanical and structural material characteristics.
 
“The new Gunite Silver Lightweight Brake Drum demonstrates our commitment to deliver industry-leading wheel end component technology by offering customers unparalleled performance, value and weight savings,” said Chuck Byrnes, Accuride senior vice president of sales and marketing. “That translates into additional payload, better fuel economy and lower operating cost without sacrificing the quality and dependability that our customers count on from Gunite. It is the latest in our broad range of drums that provide superior heat transfer characteristics and over-the-road durability at the weight and price that best meets our customers’ needs.”
 
To learn more about the Gunite Silver Lightweight Brake Drum – and the full range of Gunite’s wheel end components and solutions made and assembled in the USA – visit www.AccurideWheelEndSolutions.com. From there, you can access Gunite’s cross-reference and interchange search to view the Silver Lightweight Brake Drum’s interchangeability with other competing drums.  
 
 

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