How much do truck brake drums weigh?

How much do truck brake drums weigh?


Additional Notes w/ Wear Indicator.
Drum Type BDA
Dust Shield Recess Depth (C) 0.8
Dust Shield Recess Diameter (B) 17.38
Finished Weight 127 lb

Do brake drums have weights?

Brake drums are like tires, some are more out of balance than others. If one does not have a weight, it is probably balanced OK and does not need a weight. If you had a way of hanging the drum open end down from the exact center of the center hole, you could easily see which end is heavy and how much off it was.

How much does a brake shoe weigh?

Weight per Shoe: 7.75 lbs.

Are drum brakes heavier?

Drum brakes have some major design flaws: they overheat too quickly, take longer to dry off, and are typically heavier than disc brakes.

How much does a brake drum way?

The Gunite Silver Lightweight drum is the lightest standard full-cast brake drum at 99.5 lbs. in this market segment and provides a 100 lb. weight savings for a tractor/trailer combination.

What procedure should be followed if a brake drum is found to be excessively scored?

Inspect the braking surface inside the drum. If it is excessively scored, have it turned. If there is insufficient metal for turning, the drum will have to be replaced. See our Brake Drum Replacement Procedure.

How much does the average semi truck brake drum weigh?

Are drum brakes cheaper than disc?

Drum brakes are less expensive than disc brakes, and this cost difference is reflected in the price of a new car. All other things being equal, a car with disc brakes on all four wheels will cost more than one with disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear.

How long do brake drums last?

about 200,000 miles
The brake drums on your car are built to last for about 200,000 miles. In some cases, the drums will wear out sooner due to worn out internal components that put more strain on the drum. As your brake drums begin to wear down, they will actually become smaller.

What is considered the minimum wear limit for a drum?

Any drum worn beyond 0.060″, or that would be over 0.060″ larger after resurfacing, should never be turned on a lathe, it should be replaced. Wear is checked by measuring diameter with a drum micrometer. If the gauge shows enough metal left to safely turn it, the drum can be resurfaced to restore and true the surface.