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Bendix enhances air disc brake

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is improving its ADB22X air disc brake. A new adjustment mechanism has been designed to protect against vibrations, while improving the running clearance between the friction and rotor. The new disc brake also boasts longer pad […]

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Bendix offers value-priced disc brake pad kit

February 12, 2019 by John Smith

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has added the BA235 air disc brake pad kit to support buyers such as second or third vehicle owners. The product offers a lower-cost option while retaining performance, warranty, and post-sales support that Bendix customers have […]

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Brake Check: We put modern brakes to the test

October 25, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Jim Park considers brakes the single most important system on a truck, yet few drivers or fleet maintenance personnel ever have the opportunity to see what brakes can really do. He had such an opportunity and came away with huge respect for a system many of us take for granted.

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Centric Parts unveils Posi Quiet Pro pads

October 18, 2018 by John Smith

Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, has unveiled a line of premium performance disc brake pads. Posi Quiet Pro has been designed to address service issues including brake fade, weak braking response, excessive noise, and time-consuming break-in procedures, […]

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Hydraulic options for Elsa brakes

September 21, 2018 by John Smith

Meritor is offering optional hydraulic actuation on all ELSA disc brakes for applications that require hydraulic disc brake variants. The traditional mechanical, pneumatically operated brake housing is replaced by a hydraulic single- or twin-piston variant. The bridge, carrier and slide […]

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All Kenworth T680 axles get discs

July 9, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth T680 tractors will now come equipped with Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes on all axles, rather than the steer axles alone. At highway speeds, a tractor with disc brakes on every axle will stop about 15 feet sooner than […]

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T680 trucks go all disc

June 28, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix ADB22X rear air disc brakes are now standard on Kenworth T680 on-highway tractors, adding to their existing standard position on front axles. Brake features include a two-pin floating caliper design that distributes consistent braking forces. And disc brakes also […]

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Bendix discs standard on HV, HX trucks

June 26, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes are now standard equipment on International’s HV and HX Series trucks, used for severe-service applications. The lineups include the HV507, HV607, HV513, and HV613, as well as the HX515, HX520, HX615, and HX620 models.

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Collision mitigation, discs standard on Cascadia

March 8, 2018 by John Smith

Daimler Trucks North America has made the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+ L air disc brakes standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia trucks. Detroit Assurance 4.0 safety systems includes adaptive cruise control and active brake assist […]

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Abex introduces premium brake rotors

January 15, 2018 by John Smith

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Abex brand has introduced a new series of premium brake rotors for heavy-duty vehicles. Designed to work with the company’s Air Disc Brake pads, they’re available across eight Class 8 applications and cover about 98% of the related […]

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Rear discs for Model 579

December 14, 2017 by John Smith

Rear disc brakes are now standard on Peterbilt Model 579 trucks, building on the stopping power of front disc brakes introduced to the model in 2012.

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Stemco purchases air disc pad maker

October 31, 2017 by John Smith

LONGVIEW, TX – Stemco has purchased Commercial Vehicle Components, a manufacturer of air disc brake and medium-duty hydraulic disc brake pads.

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Disc brakes for International LT

June 20, 2017 by John Smith

International is making air disc brakes standard on all axles for all models of the International LT series.

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Brake pads for all trucks

January 4, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

Raybestos recently introduced a line of brake pads for trucks of all sizes using disc brakes from class 1 hydraulics through class 8 air disc

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Kenworth Launches ConMet Hubs

April 25, 2016 by Martin Smith

ConMet PreSet Plus wheel hubs are now standard on Kenworth’s full lineup of class-8 over-the-road trucks, for both steer and drive axles with disc or drum brakes