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ConMet Releases New Aftermarket Wheel-end Products

For immediate release: December 17, 2014

Vancouver, WA – ConMet, the leader in wheel-end technology, introduces TruCast: a competitively priced brake drum designed to ensure optimum braking performance.

“We relied on our proven TruTurn and CastLite brake drum technologies to create an affordable brake drum for heavy-duty truck and trailer applications,” explains Mark Wagner, ConMet’s Vice President of Wheel Ends.

TruCast offers a weight-saving advantage as well. The 16.5” x 8.625” version is a full nine pounds lighter than a standard cast drum. Plus, there is a lightweight 16.5” x 7” drum that weighs only 106 pounds.

TruCast Drums feature the following:

• 100% balanced for vibration-free operation
• Tested to meet the strictest FMVSS and OEM standards
• Manufactured to ConMet’s industry-leading material and quality standards

TruCast Brake Drums will be available exclusively through dealer networks and ConMet Premier Partners beginning December 1, 2014. Part numbers are as follows:


Also on December 1, ConMet released updated hub rebuild kits.

“Whether you are replacing an entire hub assembly or rebuilding one and only need a few components, we offer the right ConMet parts for the job,” claims Wagner.

These kits come in several configurations to meet the rebuilding needs of PreSet and PreSet Plus hubs. Part numbers are as follows:


About ConMet
Consolidated Metco, a major Class 8 truck supplier, is a subsidiary of AMSTED Industries, one of the world’s largest transportation component manufacturers, specializing in products that serve the rail, heavy-duty vehicle, automotive, construction/building, and general industrial markets. Amsted is also one of the largest 100 percent employee-owned companies in the United States. For additional information about ConMet or its advanced line of products, visit