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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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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

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BRAKE ANALYZER

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

S-Cam brake-service tool allows mechanics to see actual camshaft travel

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FOUNDATION BRAKE ANALYZER

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

An innovative brake service tool from ex-CVSA inspector

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Big Shoes to Fill

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New stopping-distance regs can be handled by bigger s-cams in many cases, but what if you run heavy? Like it or not, it’s time to say hello to disc brakes.

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRUMS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Bendix Spicer aims to launch new drum brakes to meet stopping-distance rules

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Spec Drum or Air Disc Brakes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Meritor has introduced a universal knuckle for use with its non-drive front steer axles, giving global customers an easy way to spec either drum or air disc brakes. And making the parts-inventory challenge easier

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Long Live the Disc Brake

August 1, 2014 Steve Rock

Why have disc brakes never taken off in North America? Steve Rock looks at the benefits of disc brakes, some of which may surprise you.

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Big Shoes to Fill

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New stopping-distance regs can be handled by bigger s-cams in many cases, but what if you run heavy? Like it or not, it’s time to say hello to disc brakes.

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MATS: Bendix adds Wingman; preps for bigger drum brake market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five years after Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems first introduced its ESP Electronic Stability Program (ESP), the company has added a wingman.