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Mack Adds Air Discs

Posted: August 1, 2014

Meritor EX+ dirive-axle air disc brake

Work truck customers looking for superior stopping performance in harsh conditions and duty cycles can now order Meritor EX+ Air Disc Brakes for their Mack Granite, TerraPro, and Titan models. Mack introduced the air disc brakes offering across its vocational lineup at the 2014 World of Concrete exhibition this week.

Mack says the brakes are built to its standards and tuned specifically for the needs of vocational customers to help boost uptime and lower overall lifecycle costs.

More than 2.2 million miles of real-world service in North America has shown that the air disc brakes deliver superior stopping performance and require less maintenance than conventional S-cam designs. Mack’s air disc brakes use a flat rotor concept to prevent heat distortion in heavy-duty service, rather than ‘hat-shaped’ rotors, which are said to be more prone to distortion and shorter life. The brake pads are engineered by Mack to deliver top performance in all situations and minimize brake fade during extreme braking cycles and frequent use.

Mack began offering air disc brakes in 2008 on its Pinnacle axle-forward and axle-back models.

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