CUSTOMERS in Australia’s most famous steel-making industry are getting a little more comfortable with the 4141 steel-tipped drum.
The new drum, which is in production at the steel-maker’s factory in the town of Perth, is designed to match the look of the more expensive steel-bodied 4140 steel-crowned drum.
“The 4141 is our first drum in a long time,” said Steve Dickson, managing director of the Perth steelworks, which makes the steel drum.
The new steel-powered drum has the same size and weight of the previous model, which has been around since 2004, he said.
“But we’re actually able to get better results in terms of the durability and performance.”
The new 4141 model has a steel drum tip, which looks more like a crown and is made of steel, than the crown-shaped steel drum on the previous models.
Mr Dickson said the drum had a steel tip and was made of “all-steel”.
“This is one of the most important innovations that we’ve made with the drum in over 25 years,” he said, adding that the drum was now “on par with the best steel-producing drum in Australia”.
Mr Dinson said the 4145 drum would be available in a “specialty steel” shape for a limited time.
“They’ve got a bit of an interesting shape, a bit more flexible, but they’re the same shape,” he added.
“We’re really excited about it.”
The drum is not expected to make its way to Australia until early 2020.