Culman, Ala.-based Webb Wheel has added a new training video with an associated tech certification test to the training section of its website, webbwheel.com.
New is a Proper Brake Drum Selection video, which shows how braking events affect a brake drum depending on vehicle speed and total weight, as well as rate of brake deceleration. Plus, it explains how different drum designs manage the amount of heat generated at each stop.
The new video, as with all Webb Wheel training videos, can be viewed in English, Spanish or French.
After viewing the video, a test can be taken on the website to certify that the truck or tire technician understands how to make this determination for the vehicles they maintain.
Technicians can review and test themselves on proper brake drum selection and correct wheel-end installation procedures for different hub mounting systems and the consequences of not following the recommended practices. There also is a downloadable PDF available that addresses the potential causes of “out-of-round” and “cracked” wheels, and what to look for to help diagnose these issues.